02-15-2009 02-15-2009
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2444 Boston
February 15, 2009 11:00AMCalender
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Rosewood "Parlor No. 2" Variant Shelf Clock probably by Atkins, Whiting & Company

$2,607$2,200
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2444 Location: Boston Date / Time: February 15, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Rosewood "Parlor No. 2" Variant Shelf Clock probably by Atkins, Whiting & Company, Bristol, Connecticut, c. 1855, a possible proto-type clock with 5 1/4 in. painted zinc Roman dial, gold and blue transfer decorated tablet of a flower in the upper door, a looking glass in the lower section, steel plated spring powered time and strike movement, possibly of 30-day duration with Geneva stops, tinned iron wheelwork, roller verge escapement, countwheel strike and lantern pinions, ht. 16 1/2 in.

Provenance: Anthony J. Sposato Collection, Richard A. Bourne Co., October 29, 1985, lot 134.
Estimate $800-1,200

Minor inpainting on dial, both glasses are the original, veneer in excellent condition with the exception of a 1-inch loss on the object right base molding, "male" section of Geneva stops now gone.

Keywords

Atkins, Whiting & Company, steel plated spring, Connecticut, Richard A. Bourne Co., Anthony J. Sposato