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Mahogany Timepiece

Auction:
2640B
Lot:
304
Sold for:
$3,900$3,250

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2640B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 03, 2013 10:00AM

Description:

Mahogany Timepiece, probably Massachusetts, c. 1800-10, the slightly convex engraved brass dial centering an alarm wheel, with a brass weight-driven movement, refinished, (alterations), overall ht. 38 in.

Provenance: According to the consignor, this timepiece descended in the family of Reverend George Murillo Bartol (1820-1906) and Elizabeth H. Washburn, by 1856, Lancaster, Massachusetts; then to Mary Bartol (d. 1942); then to Mary's niece in the Cabot family; then by descent in the Cabot family to the present owner.

Note: George Murillo Bartol was the minister, for 59 years in the late 19th century, of the First Church of Christ Unitarian, Lancaster, Massachusetts, a building designed by Charles Bulfinch of Boston.

There are a number of scratched inscriptions on the movement plate, including "W.C Jive Nov 1, 1811," "W.C. Cummins, Jan 12, 1840, 1841," and "Sept 18 80... owned by Dr. Bartol."
Estimate $1,500-2,500

lower half of the case added, lacking alarm mechanism


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Massachusetts, George Murillo Bartol, Lancaster, Mary Bartol, Elizabeth H. Washburn, Cabot, minister, First Church of Christ, First Church, Charles Bulfinch, Bartol, Cabot family, United States

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