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Rosewood "London Mantel" Eight-Day Chronometer Shelf Clock by Atkins Clock Company

Auction:
2460
Lot:
4
Sold for:
$6,518$5,500

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2460
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
June 07, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Rosewood "London Mantel" Eight-Day Chronometer Shelf Clock by Atkins Clock Company, Bristol, Connecticut, c. 1865, with turned and gilded columns flanking the painted zinc Roman dial faintly stamped Pat'd 1 [?] 63, transfer gilt and black decorated tablet and looking glass, lower rosewood veneered door, large printed maker's label on backboard stating, Eight and Thirty-Day Clocks and Time-Pieces Made and Sold by the Atkins Clock Comp'y, Bristol, CT, eight-day time only chain drive fusee movement with maintaining power, balance wheel detent escapement and center second's hand, ht. 16 3/4 in.
Estimate $2,000-4,000

Although the printed maker's label offers directions to set up a pendulum clock, Atkins apparently mounted this chronometer movement in an available case. Dial relined.

Keywords

Atkins Clock Company, Connecticut, large printed maker, Atkins Clock Comp, printed maker, Atkins, Balance wheel, Chronometer watch, Clocks, Pendulum, Pendulum clock

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