Condition Report For Lot# 523 :
Mahogany and gilt banjo case with remains of original finish. There is some damage on the left side of the bottom box. The doors have been gold painted over the original gilding. Throat glass is original. Bottom tablet is proper, but a later replacement. Original iron dial attaches to the case with two L-turns has age darkened with loss to the numbers. Hour hand is original, but non matching minute hand is a replacement. Case probably had brass side arms that appear to have been missing for a long time. There is a small casting flaw in the brass bezel. Tie down for the pendulum is missing. Pillar & scroll style finial is a replacement. Ht 33"