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Rare Walter H. Durfee & Co. Pattern 8 Carved Mahogany Nine Tubular-bell Hall Clock

Auction:
3147M
Lot:
176
Sold for:
$20,910$17,000

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3147M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 05, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Rare Walter H. Durfee & Co. Pattern 8 Carved Mahogany Nine Tubular-bell Hall Clock, retailed by Tiffany & Co., c. 1890-95, central carved and turned finial surmounts the fully embellished case with carved griffin profiles, acanthus leaf embellishments, reeded and spiral-turned columns, dental molding and raised panels throughout, all resting on a pair of front carved ball feet, composite brass dial with applied silvered and brass arabic numeral chapter ring, engraved spandrels with boss reading "Tiffany & Co. New York," chime/silent and Westminster Chimes/Bow Bells subsidiary dials, and a painted moon's phase in the arch, eight-day quarter-chiming on nine tubes movement, rear damascened plate stamped on top edge twice "Walter H. Durfee & Co./Providence/R.I.," as well as on the tubes, regulated by a pendulum and three brass-cased weights, ht. 101 in.
Estimate $10,000-15,000

wonderful state of preservation, original finish, small loss to object right bottom carving above front carved foot. Clock was running when picked up.


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.

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