07-16-2011 07-16-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
2555M Marlborough
July 16, 2011 10:00 AMCalender
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Lucius B. Bradley Mahogany Pillar and Scroll Shelf Clock

$7,703$6,500
Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2555M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: July 16, 2011 10:00AM

Description:

Lucius B. Bradley Mahogany Pillar and Scroll Shelf Clock, Watertown, Connecticut, c. 1823, with scroll top, brass urn finials, painted iron dial inscribed by retailer, J. W. Cortelyou, Morris-town, Roman numerals, second's bit, painted shell spandrels and raised gesso dots in the "Boston dial" manner, printed maker's label inside backboard, all on French feet, eight-day time and rack strike movement with compound weights and brass faced pendulum bob, ht. 33 1/4 in.

William Drost, Clocks and Watches of New Jersey, pp. 61-2 pictures another Salem Bridge shelf clock marked with the same retailer's name and confirms Cortelyou's status as a merchant. See also, Chris H. Bailey, Heman Clark and the Salem Bridge Shelf Clock, NAWCC Bulletin Supplement, No. 13, 1980, pp. 28-9 for additional information on Lucius B. Bradley.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

Right and left foot facades are old restorations, painted glass and brass finials are an old replacement, scroll tips restored, losses on label.

Keywords

Lucius B. Bradley, Scroll Shelf Clock, Watertown, Connecticut, Morris-town, William Drost, Chris H. Bailey