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Premier Auction | May 19, 2023

Fri, May 19, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 546

Richard Comber of Lewes Figured Mahogany Tall Case Clock

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

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British, late 18th century, surmounted by spired brass ball finials, arched pediment, fluted Doric columns, enameled dial with brass foliate spandrels and maker inscription, brass eight-day movement, paneled case, bracket feet, includes three weights, key, winder and bell, reverse with "Wetherfield Collection of Clocks, Arthur S. Vernay" inventory label, 83 x 18 x 9 in.


spired finials are likely replaced, includes additional old brass ball finial that is possibly original, top with some old wood cracks and repairs, small loss along case molding, weights with wear and indentations, scattered shrinkages and other typical wear from age and use

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Wetherfield Collection of Clocks, Arthur S. Vernay, Inc., New York, accompanied by copy of article from Old Clocks and Watches and their Makers illustrating clock dial; Francis P. Garvan Collection, New York, New York