Edmund Currier Looking Glass Wall Clock
- Sold for:
- Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2804M
- Date / Time :
- April 25, 2015 10:00AM
Edmund Currier Looking Glass Wall Clock, Salem, Massachusetts, 1825-30, the mahogany dovetailed case with full-length door held firm with large door latches, flat molded top cornice surmounting the reverse-painted tablet over the painted iron Roman numeral dish dial inscribed E. Currier/Salem and pierced spade hands flanked by twist-carved and turned columns capped by pressed brass rosettes, the lower section with original looking glass all opening to the eight-day, time-only movement with lead weight and brass-faced pendulum bob and wooden rod, ht. 38 1/2 in.
Provenance: An old typewritten label pasted to the backboard reads: "This clock was made by Edmund Currier, a Salem clockmaker about 1837. It hung in the dining room of Samuel L. Batchelder, Cedar St. from about 1850-1891."; Peter Sawyer Antiques; Terry and Karen Brotherton.
Literature: Illustrated and discussed in Horological Rarities of Space City '99, p. 17.
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