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Sat, Jul 16, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 647

Amos Doolittle Painted Clock Face

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

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early paint decorated wood panel clock face, inscribed "Amos Doolittle" (American, 1754-1832), with roman numerals and numbering, painted foliate border and village scene, 16 x 12 in.

Note: Amos Doolittle was an early engraver and silversmith, living and working mainly in Connecticut. The village scene on this painted clock face is stylistically similar to various scenes in Doolittle's famous engraving from 1794 A Display of the United States of America.

Provenance: Property sold to benefit the American Folk Art Museum


panel slightly warped, missing lower left corner, crackle, mounting holes at edges, evidence of mounting and wear verso, overall wear commensurate with age and use