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Nathaniel Munroe Patent Timepiece or "Banjo" Clock

Auction:
2724M
Lot:
483
Sold for:
$2,337$1,900

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2724M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 03, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Nathaniel Munroe Patent Timepiece or "Banjo" Clock, Concord, Massachusetts, c. 1815, the mahogany case with convex painted iron Arabic numeral dial, gilt rope moldings frame the reverse-painted glasses, the throat flanked by brass side ornaments with stenciled decoration, Federal eagle and marked N. Munroe, the lower on a red and green ground with silver leaf stenciling and shield pendulum aperture, eight-day timepiece with lead weight, pendulum, and butterfly tie-down, ht. 33 in.


Note: For information on Munroe and other Concord timepiece clockmakers, please see David F. Wood, "Concord, Massachusetts Clockmakers, 1811-1831," The Magazine Antiques, May 2001.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Dial undisturbed, throat glass appears to be original, movement, weight, pendulum, case brass hardware, tie-down are original, lower glass is repainted, probably had a pedestal.


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.

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Nathaniel Munroe Patent Timepiece, Massachusetts, David F. Wood, case brass hardware