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2890M Marlborough
April 29, 2016 10:00AMCalender

Levi and Abel Hutchins Mahogany Tall Clock

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


Levi and Abel Hutchins Mahogany Tall Clock, Concord, New Hampshire, c. 1800, the hood with pierced fret top and three brass finials, glazed hood door over the painted iron Arabic numeral "Osborne" dial with allegorical figure in the arch and bird and leaf spandrels, signed L. & A. Hutchins/Concord, flanked by two freestanding reeded hood columns, the crossbanded waist door with dark and light sapwood banding flanked by reeded quarter-columns capped with brass, over the base with conforming banding and a splayed French foot and scalloped apron, eight-day time and strike movement with hour strike on a bell regulated by a pendulum and powered by two tin-cased weights, ht. 99 in.

Note: Levi and Abel were both apprentices of Simon Willard and both worked in Roxbury and Concord, New Hampshire. The partnership of Levi and Abel Hutchins, 1786-1803, and additional information on these makers is outlined in Paul Foley, Simon Willard's Patent Timepieces, pp. 269-270.
Estimate $10,000-15,000

Repairs to fret work on top of hood, minor re-gluing on French foot base, old refinish, dial with minor cleaning and a touch up on the dial post position, mis-matched hands, period weights and pendulum.

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Simon Willard, Abel Hutchins, Levi Hutchins, Roxbury