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3595T Marlborough
April 20, 2021 12:00 PM - April 29, 2021 07:00 PMCalender

Alexander Cook Walnut Tall Clock

Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3595T Location: Marlborough Date / Time: April 20, 2021 12:00PM


Alexander Cook Walnut Tall Clock, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, no. 17, c. 1795-1800, turned finials atop swan's-neck hood with carved rosettes, bold cornice moldings, applied central start, freestanding fluted columns, roman numeral painted iron dial with floral decorated arch and spandrels, date and calendar indications and applied engraved brass plaque reading "Alex. Cook Canonsburg No 17," turned and fluted quarter-columns flanking the serpentine-top waist door, base with raised panel, terminating in ogee bracket feet, eight-day time and hour-strike brass movement, regulated by two cast iron weights and a brass-faced pendulum, ht. 96 in.

Literature: Similar example pictured and described in Edwin A. Battison and Patricia Kane, The American Clock, 1725-1865; The Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale University, pp. 138-41, 1973.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

wonderful sate of preservation, original finials, seating board, feet, dial with some losses, lacking seconds and calendar hands, movement needs complete overhaul.

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Patricia Kane, Alexander Cook, Edwin A. Battison, Garvan, Canonsburg