Sale 10BE03 | Lot 1318

American Renaissance Revival Carved and Painted Mahogany Figural Tall Case Clock

Catalogue: Belle Epoque: 19th & 20th Century Decorative Arts
American Renaissance Revival Carved and Painted Mahogany Figural Tall Case Clock

Lot Details

Lot 1318
American Renaissance Revival Carved and Painted Mahogany Figural Tall Case Clock
The case attributed to R.J. Horner, late 19th century, the dial signed J.C. Jennens & Son GT Sutton Street, London
The arched hood surmounted by a pierced crest with a central heraldic shield and pair of female caryatid figures and scrolling acanthus leaves, enclosing a square dial with Arabic numerals and a moonphase, flanked by a pair of grotesque dragons, the case with a glazed door with a pair of guardian figures continuing to a bottom panel with a central oval reserve depicting cupid at rest surrounded by grotesque motifs, scrolling acanthus leaves and birds, raised on fluted bun feet, Westminster chime nine tube, three-weight movement. Height 10 feet 1 inch.


Estimate: $50,000 - $70,000
Sold for $62,500 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

PROVENANCE: (Provided to Doyle by the present owner-consignor) Formerly from the Kilmer Mansion and Fowler's Store; acquired by the late Mr. J.M. Kilmer in the year 1900; purchased from Mrs. Jane Kilmer Ellison by Fowler, Dick & Walker, Inc., December 8, 1950; exhibited at the Broome County Historical Society in Binghamton, NY, beginning on March 1, 1993, and on display at the Roberson Museum and Science Center (Roberson Mansion) until as recently as 2010

the case appears to be in generally good condition; the case has been overpainted; there is a winding key and pendulum; the glass on the door is beveled and may be a later replacement; the glass in front of the dial in the hood is not beveled and may be a later replacement; there are two small different keys: one for the top and one for th door; the back of the movement is stamped MADE IN ENGLAND; tubes are signed HARRINGTON PATENT COVENTRY and numbered; small wood losses to the two front corners at the base; Doyle New York cannot make any warranty or representation regarding the working condition of this or any other clock in the sale, accordingly, please assume the clock is not in working condition


Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Doyle New York shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.

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Estimate: $50,000 - $70,000
Sold for $62,500 (includes buyer's premium)

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Belle Epoque: 19th & 20th Century Decorative Arts

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