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Federal Mahogany Tall Clock

Auction:
2482
Lot:
318
Sold for:
$10,665$9,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2482
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 08, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Federal Mahogany Tall Clock, Epes Ellery, Boston, c. 1800, the glazed tombstone door opens to a 13-inch painted iron dial by "WILSON" with moon's age in the arch and signed "Epes Ellery/BOSTON," and brass eight-day time and strike movement with cast iron weights and brass-faced pendulum bob, flanked by brass stop-fluted free-standing columns, the waist with molded door and segmented quarterfan inlay flanked by brass stop-fluted quarter columns, on base with central patera inlay and bracket feet, old surface, (minor restoration and imperfections), ht. 92 1/2 in.

Literature: Epes Ellery is listed as having operated at 51 Newbury Street in Boston in American Clocks Volume 3, Spittlers and Bailey, p. 98.
Estimate $5,000-7,000

fret and plinths are old replacements, period brass finials; dial and signature are undisturbed, with very minor paint loss; cast iron weights and pendulum are period; loss to patera inlay in base; break to right front bracket foot (old piece is present taped inside hood).

Keywords

WILSON, Bob, Brass, Inlay, Pendulum

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