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George Barber Miniature Shelf Clock

Auction:
2724M
Lot:
554
Sold for:
$5,228$4,250

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

Description:

George Barber Miniature Shelf Clock, Unionville, Connecticut, c. 1840, the mahogany case with carved columns flanking the painted wooden dial with Arabic numerals, raised gilded dots around the perimeter, gilt and painted scrollwork in the spandrels, the lower tablet depicting a country garden scene with pendulum aperture, printed label inside reading in part, Invented by Eli Terry/ Made and Sold by George Barber/Unionville, Conn..., thirty-hour five-wheel-train wooden movement with count-wheel strike and recoil escapement powered by two iron weights, ht. 22 in.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

Dial paint undisturbed, holes in dial to access crutch and pallets appear to be of the period but uncertain, case refinished, top section of popular backboard is a replacement, period iron weights.


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

Unionville, Connecticut, Eli Terry, George Barber