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David Wood Cherry Tall Clock

Auction:
2890M
Lot:
115
Sold for:
$7,380$6,000

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

Description:

David Wood Cherry Tall Clock, Newburyport, Massachusetts, c. 1810, arch-top hood with pierced fret, ball and spire brass finials mounted on three fluted plinths, tapering turned columns flanking the Roman numeral painted iron "Wilson" dial marked D. Wood, raised gilt floral-decorated spandrels and birds in the arch, seconds bit and date aperture, brass-mounted quarter-columns flanking the thumbmolded full-length rectangular waist door, all resting on straight bracket feet, eight-day time and hour strike brass movement, with false plate stamped Wilson, regulated by a brass-faced pendulum and strap brass rod, and powered by two tin-cased lead weights, ht. 82 in. with finials.
Estimate $7,000-9,000

Replacement bottom board, feet, fret and finials all original, dial undisturbed including signature; a rare example of a small eight-day tall clock by an important maker in near pristine condition.


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

Newburyport, Finial, Ornaments, Roofs