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Mahogany Patent Timepiece or "Banjo" Clock

Auction:
3003M
Lot:
103
Sold for:
$400$325

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3003M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
April 28, 2017 10:00AM

Description:

Mahogany Patent Timepiece or "Banjo" Clock, attributed to H. Tifft, North Attleboro, Massachusetts, c. 1825-30, mahogany case with turned wood bezel over the painted iron roman numeral dial, wood side ornaments, beveled frames enclosing the black and gold reverse-painted glass tablets, the throat with a foliate vine, the lower with a gilt border and lyre decoration, eight-day time-only movement powered by a lead weight, ht. 33 in.
Estimate $300-500

NIce old finish. Replaced finial, horizontal crack in throat glass. Repair to minute hand and hour hand replaced. With pendulum, weight and finial.


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

Furniture, Horse racing, Mahogany, Swietenia, Timepiece