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Andries Feenstra Burl Walnut Bombe Tall Clock

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Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2760M
Date / Time :
November 01, 2014 10:00AM


Andries Feenstra Burl Walnut Bombe Tall Clock, Amsterdam, c. 1785, the molded hood with central shell carving, blind fret with fabric backing, plain engaged columns flanking the glazed hood door over the silvered brass and painted composite dial with silvered Roman numeral arcaded chapter ring signed Andries Feenstra/Amsteldam, seconds bit, recessed month of the year, day of the week, day of the month, and moon's age against a matted and engraved center, the lower automata with three moving ships, two tiers of waves, painted backdrop of Amsterdam harbor and flanked by gods of the sea and surmounted by draperies and putti, inlaid waist door with lenticle, inlaid bombe base with marquetry all on claw feet, eight-day time and two-bell Dutch striking movement, recoil escapement and automata, powered by two brass-cased weights and regulated by a pendulum, ht. 104 in.
Estimate $10,000-15,000

Movement: requires total overhaul, pendulum and weights accompany the lot, lacking alarm train movement.
case: lacking sarchofagus top, restoration needed on blind fret, losses of veneer, and minor moldings, minor regluing on finials needed. Finials are old replacements.

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Amsterdam, Amsterdam harbor