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Mahogany Empire Shelf Clock by Sylvester Clarke

Auction:
2431
Lot:
18
Sold for:
$2,963$2,500

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2431
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 01, 2008 3:00PM

Description:

Mahogany Empire Shelf Clock by Sylvester Clarke, Salem Bridge, Connecticut, c. 1830, line inlay decorated case with three-quarter figured maple columns, glazed door with painted tablet depicting an old house, painted wooden Roman dial, printed maker's label inside backboard stating [S]. Clarke'[s] Improved Brass Clocks, Warranted if Well Used Salem Bridge Conn, eight-day brass compound hung weight-powered time and alarm movement, ht. 24 in.
Estimate $700-900

Reverse painted tablet is a replacement, main arbor on alarm train is present, but no other related gearing or levers.

Keywords

Sylvester Clarke, Connecticut, Salem Bridge, Clock, Salem, Salem, Oregon

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