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Mahogany "Harp Pattern" or Lyre Clock Attributed to John Sawin

Auction:
2724M
Lot:
489
Sold for:
$13,530$11,000

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

Description:

Mahogany "Harp Pattern" or Lyre Clock Attributed to John Sawin, Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1825, the "true" lyre-form case with painted iron Roman numeral dial, carved acanthus leaf and scroll midsection with fractured original reverse-painted glass, pedestal below terminating in an acorn finial, eight-day brass movement with lead weight and pendulum, ht. 41 in.

Note: For further information on "harp pattern" wall clocks please see Paul J. Foley, Willard's Patent Timepieces, pp. 127-36.
Estimate $2,000-4,000

Undisturbed unsigned painted iron dial, fractured mid section glass, acorn finial is a replacement, period weight, pendulum.


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

John Sawin, Massachusetts, Paul J. Foley