AUCTION : 1018

Lots 935 - 958: Early American Clocks

Lot#: 935

DESCRIPTION: Ives & Lewis, Bristol Conn., 30 hour, time and strike weight seat board wood roller pinion movement reeded pilaster and scroll top shelf clock.
CONDITION: Mahogany and mahogany veneered case in an old finish has a couple veneer repairs on the base, some small damage at the chimney blocks and one of the caps. The scrolls appear to have been reveneered. Original painted dial in very nice condition. The original roller pinion movement has some restoration. Original hands. Bottom tablet is replaced, but proper style. Clean label inside.
ESTIMATE: $1200 - $1500
PRICE SOLD: $475
CIRCA: 1820
DIMENSIONS: 35.5in x 16.75in x 5.5in

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Lot#: 936

DESCRIPTION: (Attributed to) Sylvester Clarke, Salem Bridge, Conn., 8 day, time and strike weight brass movement flat column with carved crest and feet shelf clock.
CONDITION: Mahogany and mahogany veneered case in nice condition in original finish. The mirror is period and looks to have been in the case for a long time, but these clocks usually had a painted tablet. Original painted dial has some scattered loss. Original hands. Original carved splat and side returns. Movement has recently been serviced. No maker's label in case.
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $1200
PRICE SOLD: $1300
CIRCA: 1832
DIMENSIONS: 30.75in x 18.5in x 6.25in

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Lot#: 937

DESCRIPTION: Birge & Fuller, Bristol, Conn., 8 day, time and strike wagon spring brass movement steeple on frame with candle finials shelf clock.
CONDITION: Mahogany veneered case in nice condition in an old finish. Both tablets are replacements, but proper style and nicely done. Original hands. The repainted dial pan is a replacement as it has very old plugged holes. Movement is signed. Label inside.
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $1500
PRICE SOLD: $1200
CIRCA: 1845
DIMENSIONS: 26.25in x 13.75in x 4in

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Lot#: 938

DESCRIPTION: Unknown, Massachusetts, 8 day, time and strike weight-driven brass movement Mass. shelf clock.
CONDITION: It is hard to date this nicely made large mahogany and cherry shelf clock in an old finish. We feel it might be a centennial piece, c. 1875, but perhaps earlier or later. The reeded quarter columns have stop fluting on the top and bottom of the column. It is interesting that the piece just below the hood door is a copy of the same piece used on the Willard wall timepiece. The hood top looks more like a bottom bracket to a wall clock than a top piece. The brass movement is unusual for the design of the brass plates and the unusual way the verge is connected to the pendulum. the crutch wire comes down between the plates and extends out the back rather emerging at the top of the rear plate. The dial has age darkened and with some scattered stains. Overall a very interesting clock.
ESTIMATE: $900 - $1200
PRICE SOLD: $1400
CIRCA: 1875
DIMENSIONS: 41in x 15in x 6.75in

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Lot#: 939

DESCRIPTION: Munger & Benedict, Auburn, New York, 8 day, time and strike weight driven, brass movement Empire case "ironing board top" shelf clock.
CONDITION: Mahogany and mahogany veneered case in original finish has some wear on the bottom edge and a split on the right side bottom. The mirror and tablet are replaced. Original hour and minute hands. Original painted dial has some wear to the chapter ring. Two original "Munger" pewter pulleys. Original wallpaper interior. Partial label inside. The weights are replaced.
ESTIMATE: $700 - $900
PRICE SOLD: $600
CIRCA: 1832
DIMENSIONS: 39in x 22.25in x 8in

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Lot#: 940

DESCRIPTION: Birge, Mallory & Co., Bristol, Conn., 30 hour, time and strike weight strap brass movement miniature triple decker shelf clock.
CONDITION: Mahogany and mahogany veneered case in original crusty finish in nice condition. The columns have original finish under the old finish. Original painted dial has some wear, but is in otherwise nice condition. Center tablet and hands are original. Little remains of the bottom tablet. Clean label inside. Movement is signed.
ESTIMATE: $600 - $800
PRICE SOLD: $600
CIRCA: 1840
DIMENSIONS: 27.5in x 14in x 4.5in

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Lot#: 941

DESCRIPTION: Forestville Manufacturing Co., Bristol, Conn., (J.C. Brown), 8 day, time and strike spring brass movement ripple molding round gothic or beehive shelf clock.
CONDITION: Refinished mahogany veneered case in nice condition. Original signed painted dial has inpainted areas that don't quite match the original color. Original bottom acid etched and cut glass tablet and bone knob. Period hands, slightly mismatched. Clean label with minor loss inside. Movement is signed. A nice example with handsome ripple.
ESTIMATE: $600 - $800
PRICE SOLD: $800
CIRCA: 1850
DIMENSIONS: 18.75in x 10.5in x 4in

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Lot#: 942

DESCRIPTION: Hotchkiss & Benedict, Auburn, New York, 8 day, time and strike weight brass movement flat column and splat shelf clock.
CONDITION: Mahogany and mahogany veneered case in original finish has veneer loss on the base, a small piece on the door, loss and repair on the cross strip below the top door, a repair to the splat and veneer chips on the edges. A small piece of half round molding at the top is missing. Original painted dial has some loss to the chapter ring, a couple of the numbers and some loss of the gilding on the leafs and chapter ring. Mirror is period and looks to be original. Brass movement is numbered 2375. Original seconds pointer and hands. Slightly dark label inside.
ESTIMATE: $500 - $700
PRICE SOLD: $450
CIRCA: 1835
DIMENSIONS: 37.5in x 17.25in x 5.5in

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Lot#: 943

DESCRIPTION: Birge, Mallory and Co., Bristol, Conn., 30 hour, time and strike weight brass movement miniature triple decker shelf clock.
CONDITION: Mahogany and mahogany veneered case in an old finish. The two doors look to be later made with old veneer applied that looks just little too wide. Original center tablet and hands. Original painted dial has some minor painted chips and a small area in the upper right corner that has been restored. Chimney blocks look replaced. Clean label inside. Movement is signed.
ESTIMATE: $400 - $600
PRICE SOLD: $400
CIRCA: 1840
DIMENSIONS: 26in x 13.75in x 4.5in

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Lot#: 944

DESCRIPTION: New Haven Clock Co., New Haven, Conn. for Coe & Co., New York, shelf timepiece, 30 hour, time only, spring driven movement with Samuel N. Botsford's patent lever escapement on a wood base with paper mache front.
CONDITION: Paper mache front timepiece with original gold and mother of pearl is in very fine condition. Original porcelain dial has a deep scratch running from the center arbor hold to the 8 o'clock position. Minute hand is replaced. Painted wood base retains original decoration. The glass dome is absent. Nice label on the back. The movement is dirty and oily, but insists on running nevertheless.
ESTIMATE: $400 - $600
PRICE SOLD: $325
CIRCA: 1854
DIMENSIONS: 9.5in x 8in x 5.5in

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Lot#: 945

DESCRIPTION: Birge, Mallory & Co., Bristol, Conn., 8 day, time and strike weight brass movement double decker shelf clock with carved splat.
CONDITION: Refinished mahogany and mahogany veneered case in nice condition has some minor chips on the bottom front edge. Original gilt chapter painted dial has loss in the center area and at 5 o'clock. Original hands and feet. Replaced tablet. Clean label inside.
ESTIMATE: $350 - $450
PRICE SOLD: $100
CIRCA: 1840
DIMENSIONS: 38.5in x 18.25in x 6in

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Lot#: 946

DESCRIPTION: Eli Terry, Plymouth, Conn., 30 hour, time and strike weight wood movement outside escapement pillar & scroll shelf clock.
CONDITION: Mahogany and mahogany veneered case in an older finish. There are a couple veneer repairs on the door. The feet, skirt and scrolls have been restored. Tablet has been restored. Original dial in nice condition. Label inside appears to be a copy.
ESTIMATE: $1200 - $1500
PRICE SOLD: $1600
CIRCA: 1816
DIMENSIONS: 28in x 17.5in x 4.25in

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Lot#: 947

DESCRIPTION: Eli Terry, Plymouth, Conn., 30 hour, time and strike weight wood movement outside escapement model 3 pillar & scroll shelf clock.
CONDITION: Mahogany and mahogany veneered with curly maple trim in nice condition. The feet have a couple of repairs where they were cracked. One scroll tip has been repaired. The original painted dial has significant loss and will need serious attention. It deserves proper restoration, not repainting. Tablet has been restored in place. A very nice clean label inside. Nice set of period finials.
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $1500
PRICE SOLD: $1600
CIRCA: 1818
DIMENSIONS: 28in x 17.5in x 4.5in

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Lot#: 948

DESCRIPTION: Seth Thomas, Plymouth, Conn., 30 hour, time and strike weight wood movement off center pillar & scroll shelf clock.
CONDITION: Mahogany and mahogany veneered case has birds eye maple sides and the strip behind the columns in an old finish.The top, feet and skirt have been restored. Dial has been repainted. Finials are modern, but proper Seth Thomas type. A text on the back of the dial states the clock was restored by Fraser Forgie of Fryeburg, Maine and sold in 1974. Tablet was painted by Tom Moberg.
ESTIMATE: $900 - $1200
PRICE SOLD: $1600
CIRCA: 1816
DIMENSIONS: 27.75in x 17.25in x 4.25in

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Lot#: 949

DESCRIPTION: Erastus Hodges, Torrington, Conn., 30 hour, time and strike weight wood Torrington movement pillar & scroll shelf clock.
CONDITION: Refinished mahogany and mahogany veneered case has repaired scroll tips, replaced feet and small veneer loss near the bottom door hinge. Tablet is replaced. Original painted dial is in nice condition with some fading of the green flower stems and small loss a the winding arbors. Original hands. Wooden finials have some age, but are replacements.
ESTIMATE: $800 - $1000
PRICE SOLD: $1300
CIRCA: 1825
DIMENSIONS: 28in x 13.25in x 4.25in

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Lot#: 950

DESCRIPTION: Merriman, Birge & Co., Bristol, Conn., 30 hour, weight wood movement with roller pinions reeded pilaster & scroll top shelf clock.
CONDITION: Refinished mahogany veneered case in nice condition. The scroll top and the cross strip between the top glass and mirror has been replaced. Finials, bottom tablet and mirror are replaced. Original wood dial has a couple small inpainted spots. Original hands.
ESTIMATE: $800 - $1000
PRICE SOLD: $350
CIRCA: 1823
DIMENSIONS: 35.5in x 15.75in x 5in

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Lot#: 951

DESCRIPTION: E. Terry & Sons, Plymouth, Conn., 30 hour, time and strike weight wood movement pillar & scroll shelf clock.
CONDITION: Mahogany and mahogany veneered case in nice condition in an old and possibly original finish. A great set of ORIGINAL period finials are included. A small piece of the half round molding on the upper left corner is missing and the left chimney cap has a small piece missing. Original movement. Original painted dial has some wear to the chapter ring, but is in otherwise nice condition. Original tablet has scattered loss. Upper glass is cracked. Original scrolls, feet and hands. Right side return is missing. Key escutcheon looks replaced. Clean label inside.
ESTIMATE: $400 - $600
PRICE SOLD: $650
CIRCA: 1825
DIMENSIONS: 29in x 17.25in x 4.5in

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Lot#: 952

DESCRIPTION: Chauncey Ives, Bristol, Conn., 8 day, time and strike weight wood movement pillar & scroll shelf clock
CONDITION: Mahogany and mahogany veneered case in original finish has a little damage at the bottom hinge and at the end of the front skirt. Original painted dial has some wear to the chapter ring. Original hands. Tablet is replaced. Clean label inside. Nice set of period finials.
ESTIMATE: $350 - $500
PRICE SOLD: $375
CIRCA: 1828
DIMENSIONS: 29in x 16.5in x 4.25in

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Lot#: 953

DESCRIPTION: Norris North, Torrington, Conn., 30 hour, time and strike weight wood movement pillar & scroll shelf clock.
CONDITION: Mahogany and mahogany veneered case in an old finish has a small veneer repair on the base. The dial is an original Torrington dial, but was at one time was used with a different movement as evidenced by plugged winding holes. The movement is a nicely made copy of an original, probably by George Bruno. Tablet glass is old, but painting is replaced. Original top and feet. Period hands. Finials are modern. Clean label inside.
ESTIMATE: $300 - $500
PRICE SOLD: $350
CIRCA: 1825
DIMENSIONS: 27.5in x 15.5in x 4.25in

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Lot#: 954

DESCRIPTION: Norris North, Torrington, Conn., 30 hour, time and strike weight wood movement pillar & scroll shelf clock.
CONDITION: Refinished mahogany veneered case with nice appearance, but with a lot of restoration. The top and feet are restored. Door is replaced. Tablet is replaced. Movement support pieces are possible replacements. There are unexplained filled in slots on the side members that makeup the case. Painted dial has a couple cracks at the bottom third. Period hands and a nice set of period finials. Old weights. Dark label inside.
ESTIMATE: $300 - $500
PRICE SOLD: $350
CIRCA: 1825
DIMENSIONS: 29in x 15.75in x 4.75in

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Lot#: 955

DESCRIPTION: Atkins, Whiting and Co., Bristol, Conn., "Parlor No. 1" rosewood shelf clock with 30 day, time only, Ives wagon spring movement.
CONDITION: Rosewood veneered case in original finish has some small chips on the base, a small area at the top of the door and a couple chips at the top molding. Original painted dial has some loss at the winding arbors and at the mounting screws. Original mirror, hands and tablet. Original bone knobs.
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $1400
PRICE SOLD: $1100
CIRCA: 1855
DIMENSIONS: 17.5in x 13in x 5.25in

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Lot#: 956

DESCRIPTION: Abiel Chandler, Concord, New Hampshire, 8 day, weight brass movement New Hampshire mirror clock.
CONDITION: Paint decorated pine in nice condition with much of the gilding on the columns is intact. Nice original label pasted on the backboard the protects the mirror. Original mirror. Original painted dial has some wear to the chapter ring and some of the numbers. There is also a couple spots of small paint loss. Dial surround tablet is a replacement done on old glass.
ESTIMATE: $800 - $1200
PRICE SOLD: $1800
CIRCA: 1835
DIMENSIONS: 28.75in x 13.75in x 3.75in

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Lot#: 957

DESCRIPTION: Marine Clock Manufacturing Co., New Haven, Conn., 8 day, spring, balance wheel brass movement with an iron backplate wall timepiece patented by Charles Kirk.
CONDITION: Embossed brass case in nice condition. Original dial has been repainted. Original hands.
ESTIMATE: $600 - $800
PRICE SOLD: $700
CIRCA: 1850
DIMENSIONS: 9.75in x 9.75in x 3in

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Lot#: 958

DESCRIPTION: Ansonia Clock Co., New York, "Huntress" swinging mystery clock, 8 day, time only, spring-driven movement mounted inside a brass sphere with cast ribbon ornament and applied Arabic numerals, Louis XV style hands, the lower section in gridiron style with smaller sphere at the bottom, and held aloft by a patinated spelter figure of a young woman carrying game birds.
CONDITION: patinated figure has some tiny oxidation blisters, missing section of spelter on the back of the figure, the hanger for the clock arm has been repaired at the hand, fine crack at the rear of elbow, gold paint has been applied to some of the high spots. The spheres have been repainted a nice opaque blue. Hour hand has been repaired. Signed movement ticks.
ESTIMATE: $800 - $1000
PRICE SOLD: $950
CIRCA: 1901
DIMENSIONS: 24.5in x 6in x 6in

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