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Birds-eye Maple Dwarf Clock

Auction:
2724M
Lot:
500
Sold for:
$11,685$9,500

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

Description:

Birds-eye Maple Dwarf Clock, probably Southeastern Massachusetts, c. 1820, the scroll-top case with mahogany moldings, rear door for access to mechanical components, arched and glazed door over the painted iron dial with Arabic numerals, gilt scroll decorated spandrels and star burst in the arch, plain quarter columns flank the rectangular waist door all on a French foot base with scalloped apron, eight-day alarm timepiece movement with recoil escapement and "passing" strike on bell mounted above the movement, 24-in. pendulum and iron weight, ht. 42 in.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

Alarm train and hand now gone, movement needs overhaul, dial numerals refreshed, old surface on case with age consistent imperfections, blued steel hands now with surface rust.


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

Southeastern Massachusetts, steel hands