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Mahogany Floor-standing Astronomical Regulator

Auction:
3295M
Lot:
200
Sold for:
$3,690$3,000

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3295M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 11, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Mahogany Floor-standing Astronomical Regulator, attributed to George A. Jones & Co, New York, late 19th century, two-part case with a flat stepped-molded cornice with dental molding above the full-length Corinthian capital columns flanking the beveled glass waist door and dial glass, lower section with stepped-molded base, unsigned 19-in. dia. silvered dial with arabic numeral outer track, four-pillar brass movement with dead-beat jeweled escapement and escape wheel pivots, maintaining power, top and side brass dust covers, three-jar faceted mercury pendulum with fully engraved rod and housing, and an elaborate six-crossing pulley suspending a brass-cased weight, ht. 96 in.

Provenance: Found in a Brooklyn, New York, funeral home over forty-five years ago, and has been in the same family ever since.
Estimate $6,000-8,000

case bottom is a 20th century construction. Originally the clock was built into a paneled room according to the consignor


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