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Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
3307M Marlborough
November 2, 2019 10:00 AMCalender

Large Layered and Inlaid Tramp Art Clock

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3307M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: November 02, 2019 10:00AM


Large Layered and Inlaid Tramp Art Clock, Joseph Konieczny, Rochester, New York, c. 1930, in three sections, the upper section shaped as a church and centering a clock dial, the middle section featuring three central arched openings which reveal rotating platforms displaying figures and animals, and two flanking openings with articulated donkey and elephant, all on a lower cabinet section with drawer, glazed door and geometric layered base, allover decoration of complex geometric marquetry and layered bordering, (imperfections), ht. 95 in.

Provenance: Descended in the family to the maker's grandson.

Note: This clock appeared in Ripley's Believe it or Not, and is made of some 22,000 individual pieces. It reportedly took Mr. Konieczny, spending eight hours a day, four and a half years to make it.

Estimate $8,000-12,000

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Joseph Konieczny, Rochester