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E. Howard & Co. No. 77 Floor Clock

Auction:
2760M
Lot:
490
Sold for:
$30,750$25,000

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

Description:

E. Howard & Co. No. 77 Floor Clock, Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1890, with a carved grotesque mask within the Gothic top section flanked by seated griffins, 14-in. silvered brass, round Arabic numeral dial signed E. Howard & Co./Boston, pierced hands and seconds bit all framed with carved spandrels on the dial door, below a round-top beveled glass waist door, carved petal transition molding, raised panel and molded base, eight-day, time and strike movement with dead-beat escapement, maintaining power and two brass-cased weights, damascened pendulum bob, wooden rod, and pendulum tie-down, ht. 8 ft. 10 in.

Note: A silvered plate on the clock reads: "J.N. Faithorn/from/Western Freight Association Friends/Chicago/Oct. 12, 1890." By descent to Charles W. Faithorn.
Estimate $8,000-12,000


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

E. Howard & Co., Massachusetts, Charles W. Faithorn, Chicago