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Reuben Tower Dwarf Clock

Auction:
2724M
Lot:
501
Sold for:
$33,210$27,000

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

Description:

Reuben Tower Dwarf Clock, Hingham, Massachusetts, c. 1818, the pine case with mahoganized surface, molded top over the arched and glazed door flanked by freestanding columns, painted iron Roman numeral dial inscribed Reuben Tower, Hingham, blued steel "figure 8" hands, the waist door with faux painted banding, the base plinth with similar treatment all on a bracket feet, eight-day timepiece movement with "passing" strike, pendulum and lead weight, ht. 47 1/2 in.

Note: A related clock in a painted pine fret-top case is in the J. Cheney Wells Collection at Old Sturbridge Village, see Philip Zea and Robert C. Cheney, Clock Making in New England, 1725-1825, p. 106.
Estimate $10,000-15,000

Dial undisturbed, including signature, old crackled surface on case possibly the original, period hands, finial, weight and pendulum and key.


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

Hingham, Massachusetts, Reuben Tower, Philip Zea, Robert C. Cheney, New England