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Joseph Loring Mahogany Shelf Clock

Auction:
2724M
Lot:
498
Sold for:
$17,220$14,000

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

Description:

Joseph Loring Mahogany Shelf Clock, Sterling, Massachusetts, c. 1800, molded fret top and inlaid plinth over the glazed "kidney" dial opening, painted iron dial with Roman numerals and signed Joseph Loring, Sterling below the raised gilded swags, the richly figured lower section with line, banded and fan inlays, scalloped apron and French feet, eight-day timepiece movement with recoil escapement, pendulum and lead weight, together with a bench-made mahogany shelf, clock ht. 40 in.

Note: Joseph Loring was an important journeyman for the Willards and other clockmakers in Massachusetts. His work is known from Sterling and Boston. Loring's account book is in the collections at the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

Paint losses on dial, otherwise undisturbed including signature, age crack in base of case, case in old surface, object right fret is a replacement, object left is the original, base is undisturbed and original, period moon hands, pendulum, weight and finial.


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, Joseph Loring, Sterling, American Antiquarian Society