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Pennsylvania Pillar and Scroll Clock

Auction:
2444
Lot:
51
Sold for:
$1,778$1,500

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2444
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
February 15, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Pennsylvania Pillar and Scroll Clock, Allentown, circa 1830, the cherry case with scroll top and turned finials, four turned free-standing columns flanking the full-length door with lower painted floral decoration on iron, 12 in. painted iron dial with roman numerals and figural depictions of the four continents, turned wooden feet, thirty-hour beech frame movement with right mounted countwheel strike, frame marked SW, brass wheels, lead weights and pendulum, (restored), ht. 32 1/2 in.

For an authoritative discussion on these unusual clocks see: Edward F. Lafond Jr. and J. Carter Harris, Pennsylvania Shelf and Bracket Clocks, 1750-1850, pp. 9-28. A nearly identical movement is shown in Fig. 9, p. 25.
Estimate $5,000-7,000

turned feet, scroll top and associated blocking are replacements, bell now replaced with a gong mounted on a pine backing, painted iron "tablet" appears to be original although now mounted in frame with new wooden strips.

Keywords

Allentown, Edward F. Lafond Jr., J. Carter Harris, Clocks, Pendulum

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