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Simon Willard Mahogany Eight-day Tall Clock

Auction:
2890M
Lot:
107
Sold for:
$19,680$16,000

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2890M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
April 29, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Simon Willard Mahogany Eight-day Tall Clock, Roxbury, Massachusetts, c. 1795, the case with pierced fret top, cast brass finials, brass fluted, freestanding columns flanking the glazed hood door and painted iron dial with floral spandrels and moon's age dial in the arch, brass stop fluted quarter-columns flanking the rectangular waist door with line inlay, the base with conforming inlay on ogee bracket feet, eight-day brass movement with hour strike, calendar and moon's age dial, regulated by a brass-faced pendulum and powered by two tin-cased weights, ht. 93 in.
Estimate $18,000-28,000

Minor repairs to fret, original brass finials, feet all original except on minor glue block, dial is undisturbed including signature, minor touch up on dial post areas. Moon's age dial original with minor age-consistent losses, date dial is probably an old repaint, both door locks are replacements.


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.

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