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Cherry Carved Tall Case Clock

Auction:
2757B
Lot:
150
Sold for:
$5,843$4,750

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2757B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 26, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Cherry Carved Tall Case Clock, Stephen Sibley, Great Barrington, Massachusetts, c. 1783, the hood with arched molded cornice above the engraved sheet brass dial inscribed "Step.n Sibley" in the arch with seconds hand and calendar aperture, above tombstone carved waist door with flanking reeded lambrequin corners, the base with applied shaped valance and molded bracket base, (refinished, restoration), ht. 91 1/2 in. including finial.

Provenance: Note affixed to interior of door indicating the clock was owned by Jeremiah D. Kingsbury, a "prominant [sic] figure at Ft. Ticonderoga and throughout the Revolutionary War." In 1783, at the close of the Revolution, Colonial Jeremiah D. Kingsbury "roade from Oxford to Sutton and engaged the services of said Stephen Sibley, sone of my beloved friend, to make and deliver unto me, a tall cased clock of my choosing," taken from the diary of Col. Jeremiah D. Kingsbury.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

Fretwork and finials replaced.


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.

Keywords

Stephen Sibley, Jeremiah D. Kingsbury, Cherry Carved, Massachusetts, Colonel, Oxford, Sutton

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