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S. DeCharmes Quarter-repeating Table Clock

Auction:
2724M
Lot:
602
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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2724M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 03, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

S. DeCharmes Quarter-repeating Table Clock, London, c. 1715, the elmwood veneered case with dome top, four brass finials and carrying handle, brass beaded door with sound vents and glazed opening to reveal the 6-in. composite brass dial with faux pendulum and silvered name boss marked S. DeCharmes/London, Roman numeral chapter ring with quarter, half, and half-quarter markings, matted center, ringed winding holes, regulation dial in the arch with recessed silvered starburst and calibrated to "60," recessed date dial, cast spandrels and blued-steel hands, eight-day time and rack strike five-pillar movement with pull quarter, six-bell repeat on command, fusee, verge escapement and fully engraved back plate, ht. with handle extended 17 in.
Estimate $12,000-18,000

Clock is in clean and running condition, quarter pull repeat functions as designed, dial beautifully silvered, minor imperfections on veneer.


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

London, blued-steel hands