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3715B Marlborough
August 19, 2021 10:00 AMCalender

Cherry and Birch Inlaid Tall Case Clock

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3715B Location: Marlborough Date / Time: August 19, 2021 10:00AM


Cherry and Birch Inlaid Tall Case Clock, Levi Hutchins, Concord, New Hampshire, c. 1800, the shaped fret joining reeded plinths and brass finials above a tombstone-shaped glazed door opening to a white-painted iron dial lettered "Levi Hutchins/Concord," with polychrome rayed spandrels and a bird in the arch, above a waist with molded crossbanded and string-inlaid door flanked by quarter-columns and patterned inlay, above a similarly inlaid base, ht. 91 1/2 in.

Provenance: Deaccessioned from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Proceeds to benefit the museum's acquisition fund.

Note: Label affixed to interior of backboard indicates that the clock was loaned in 1917 by the French family of Boston.

Another chalk inscription seems to indicate that the original price of this clock was $15.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

door facade old, but interior backing replaced (perhaps to remove a warp); fretwork with repairs; minor losses to dial paint; cracks to hood door; finials likely replacements, veneer cracks to base, possible inlay patching to left and right sides of base banding.

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