Sale 17AM01 | Lot 338

American Aesthetic Movement Mahogany Tall Case Clock

Catalogue: American Paintings, Furniture & Decorative Arts

Lot Details

Lot 338
American Aesthetic Movement Mahogany Tall Case Clock
Herter Brothers, New York, circa 1874
Stamped twice on back HERTER BRO'S. Height 85 11/16 inches, width 29 1/4 inches, depth 14 1/6 inches.
Margot Johnson Inc.
Bunny Williams Incorporated
Katherine S. Howe, Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, Catherine Hoover Voorsanger, Herter Brothers, Furniture and Interiors for a Gilded Age, Harry N. Abrams Inc., New York, 1994, p. 165, cat. no. 19., illus.
According to Ann Claggett Wood "The vertical linearity of the clock's unadorned form is punctuated by the dial marking the hours in Roman numerals, reinforcing the play of linear and circular geometric motifs. This play is repeated in the flattened, stylized ornament of linear and circular incising, animated by the pair of faceted lion's heads above the pendulum on either side of the case, each of which holds a rectangular drop that appears to be carved from the same piece of wood as the lion's heads." (Herter Brothers op. cit. p. 165)

Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000
Sold for $34,375 (includes buyer's premium)

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Additional Notes & Condition Report

One of four angular "rings" is repaired; restoration to right front foot; a few old nicks to central section of apron above legs; floor of interior appears pushed-in by pendulum multiple times over its history, portions of door saddle also scratched; some scratches to surface of dial; missing both locks and weight; finish not original to the piece; the clock is untested.

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Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000
Sold for $34,375 (includes buyer's premium)

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