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Elnathan Taber Mahogany Patent Timepiece or "Banjo" Clock

Auction:
3093M
Lot:
156
Sold for:
$3,075$2,500

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3093M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
April 20, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Elnathan Taber Mahogany Patent Timepiece or "Banjo" Clock, Roxbury, c. 1815, cast brass bezel opens to the roman numeral painted iron dial marked "E. Taber/Roxbury," blued-steel diamond-shaped hands, gilt rope-molded frames enclose red- and gilt-decorated reverse-painted tablets, lower tablet with an eagle above the crosshatched pendulum aperture, single mahogany backboard, eight-day time-only brass movement with through-bolt case attachment and T-bridge pendulum suspension, powered by a lead weight and regulated by a pendulum, ht. 33 in.
Estimate $400-600

signature appears original, dial notches at the 1 and 7, dial has touch ups around the north end of the dial, newer gilding to frames, finial replaced


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