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Rufus Porter Cherry Tall Clock

Auction:
2857M
Lot:
273
Sold for:
$3,567$2,900

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2857M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 31, 2015 10:00AM

Description:

Rufus Porter Cherry Tall Clock, Billerica, Massachusetts, c. 1820, scroll-top case with freestanding brass-mounted fluted columns flanking the unusual Roman numeral brass dial signed Rufus Porter Billerica with stylized flowers in the spandrels and a rose in the arch, seconds and calendar subsidiary dials, scratch-beaded serpentine waist door with fluted quarter-columns above the step-molded base, all resting on bracket feet, eight-day time and hour-strike movement with recoil escapement, powered by two iron weights and regulated by a brass-faced pendulum with wood rod, ht. 82 in.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

object right column appears to be an old replacement, some areas of inpainting on dial, restoration to feet


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

Rufus Porter Billerica, Anchor escapement, Clocks, Escapements, Pendulum, Rufus, Billerica