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Nathan Seddon Ebonized Table Clock

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


Nathan Seddon Ebonized Table Clock, at St. James, London, c. 1725, the ebonized oak case with low caddy top, four finials and carrying handle, 8 x 6 3/4-in.glazed dial opening over the 7 x 8-in. composite brass dial engraved at the top Nathan Seddon/London centered within engraved scroll and floral decoration, Roman numeral chapter ring with quarter, half, and half-quarter marks, matted center with blocked mock pendulum opening, recessed date, single winding hole, period blued-steel hands and all framed by cast brass spandrels in a crown and sceptre pattern, five-pillar movement with fully engraved back plate with birds, cherubs, floral and scroll decoration, and engraved Nathan Seddon at St. James/London, the movement with later single time train fusee and anchor escapement, rear bridge for pendulum and two brackets for case attachment, ht. 15 1/2 in. with handle flat.
Estimate $800-1,200

This movement is lacking all pull quarter work, bells and original time train, crown wheel and verge escapement, mock pendulum aperture now covered with a brass plate, date front plate work appears to be intact, lacking a seating board, brasses in old lacquer.

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.


Nathan Seddon, Clocks, Escapement, Fusee, Pendulum, London