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J.N. Dunning Mahogany Gallery Clock

Auction:
2760M
Lot:
458
Sold for:
$8,610$7,000

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

Description:

J.N. Dunning Mahogany Gallery Clock, Burlington, Vermont, c. 1835, flat veneered bezel with beaded edge, glazed door hinged at 12 over the 13-in. (time track) unsigned iron dial with Roman numerals, concave ogee-shaped midsection, lower hinged door and pedestal, eight-day timepiece movement with blued-steel diamond-shaped hands, lead weight and 20-in. brass-faced pendulum, iron rod and a period key with ivory handle, ht. 34 in.

Note: Please see Paul J. Foley's Willard's Patent Timepieces, p. 108, for a closely related example.
Estimate $10,000-15,000

Replacement wood and glazed dial door, period hands, pendulum and key, weight is a modern "banjo" clock lead weight, the possibly original hanger and pulley from the original weight is now attached inside the case backboard as a weight stop, no evidence of a bottom finial.


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

Burlington, Vermont, blued-steel diamond-shaped hands, Paul J. Foley