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John Munroe Mahogany Shelf Clock

Auction:
2724M
Lot:
497
Sold for:
$30,750$25,000

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

Description:

John Munroe Mahogany Shelf Clock, Barnstable, Massachusetts, c. 1800, case attributed to William Munroe, Concord, the case with molded fret top and brass finials, painted iron dial with Roman numerals and signed John Munroe/Barnstable in the lower gilt scroll cartouche, line and banded inlaid base with scalloped apron and high French feet, eight-day "passing strike" movement with recoil escapement and bell with casting mark Ainsworth/Warrington, lead weight and pendulum, together with a bench-made inlaid shelf, ht. of clock, 40 in.
Estimate $10,000-15,000

Dial and signature are undisturbed, fret top is possibly the original, veneer lifting and losses on case, period pendulum, weight and hands.


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

Barnstable, William Munroe, Massachusetts, John Munroe, Warrington