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Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
2804M Marlborough
April 25, 2015 10:00 AMCalender

John Albert Mahogany Shelf Clock

Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2804M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: April 25, 2015 10:00AM


John Albert Mahogany Shelf Clock, Tyrone Township, Perry County, Pennsylvania, c. 1830-35, the mahogany case with scroll top and urn finials, freestanding turned columns flanking the full-length door, the upper section over the 10-in. diameter painted iron Roman numeral dial with delicately pierced hands, the lower mahogany veneered panel with pendulum aperture all on turned feet, eight-day time and rack strike movement with attached alarm, pendulum and two iron weights, ht. 48 in.

Provenance: Dr. Marlow Olsen (Richard Bourne 5-10-88); Terry and Karen Brotherton.

Literature: Edward F. LaFond Jr. and J. Carter Harris, Pennsylvania Shelf and Bracket Clocks, 1750-1850, pp. 73, 77.
Estimate $10,000-15,000

Dial numerals relined, lower panel is a replacement,
Pendulum missing suspension block.

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Tyrone Township, Pennsylvania, Perry County, Karen Brotherton, Marlow Olsen, Richard Bourne, Terry Brotherton, Edward F. LaFond Jr., J. Carter Harris