Sidle & Bartberger or Matthias & Nichols Sidle, Pittsburg, Pa., with movement by Mathias Siedle, Fulenbach, Switzerland, tall clock with 8 tune barrel organ and automated and articulated carved musicians, cherry case with band of tiger maple above trunk door, hood with two glass panes revealing painted tin scene of three classical figures above dial, depicting "Orestes after the Murder of his Mother" roman numeral painted dial, with spandrels including Hades, Thalia and Charon, pierced steel hands, barrel organ playing eight tunes on 44 (Forty-Four) wooden pipes, cast iron weights, winding crank and brass pendulum bob. Tunes are listed as "Lord's Prayer", "Song of the Fisher", four waltzes and two marches.
CONDITION: the case retains an older finish with a split in the front and right side of the base, replaced skirt and feet, and two splits on the right side of the hood. The decorative tiger maple band has warping and lifting on both sides of trunk with a section of bead molding under the tiger maple strip is absent. On the left side near rear of case there is a 2"long chip. The upper backboard is no longer present. The dial, automated carved figures and painted scene, oil on tin, are original and are well executed and in good condition. The original tune list is attached to inside of door and signed by the movement maker. Notes indicate that the clock was previously restored in 2004.
ESTIMATE: $4000 - $6000
PRICE SOLD: $2000
DIMENSIONS: 104in x 25in x 17in
Anton Hawelk, Vienna, year going, standing Vienna regulator, walnut baroque style case, the molded cupboard base with rounded corners on acanthus carved feet, and with carved foliate ornament, projecting mid molding with flattened profiles, glazed door with crosshatched columns and applied ornament echoing that of the base, the top also with similar decorative elements and palmette carved frieze, projecting cornice, and carved crest with scrolls, acanthus, and rococo style ornament, silvered, roman numeral three piece dial with gilt, scroll-engraved center with reserve above 6:00, signed "Anton Hawelk Wien", fancy, pierced blued steel hands, substantial brass movement with six-wheel train, maintaining power, and deadbeat escapement, heavy brass clad weight and pendulum
CONDITION: case in a good old finish, case good overall with minor dings and scratches, backboard behind the movement with splits and screw holes, bottom interior of cupboard base is missing, cupboard lock missing, upper door with minor splits, seatboard altered to more easily slide into the case, the dial has been cleaned and lacquered, hands are good, movement is complete, escapement functional but would benefit from proper service, the weight with tarnish and numerous dents, pendulum rod with minor dings and scratches, pendulum bob with scratches and dents (one severe)
ESTIMATE: $5000 - $8000
PRICE SOLD: $3400
DIMENSIONS: 93in x 22.5in x 11.5in
J.J. Elliott, London, England, monumental tall clock, 8 day, time, strike and chime movement playing Westminster or Whittington quarters on nine tubular bells, in an extremely ornate, carved oak case featuring gargoyles and other mythical creatures. The brass dial is nicely shaped and has raised silver chapter ring and subsidiary seconds, all surrounded by ornately cast brass trim and spandrels with cast brass dial center
CONDITION: the case retains its original finish. There is minor veneer loss on the rear left side of hood. There is minor veneer loss and repairs along side rear of trunk. About 1.5" of molding on right rear below hood has been replaced. There is a split on the right side of base. The tubes, some of which have dents are stamped Harris and Harrington, July 1901 and individually numbered. The weights and pendulum are original. The dial has some tarnishing on chapter ring and the moon phase is repainted. The wire cable on strike train needs to be correctly reattached to barrel. The key no longer works properly on hood door.
ESTIMATE: $5000 - $7000
PRICE SOLD: $7000
DIMENSIONS: 105in x 26.5in x 17.5in
Walter Durfee & Co., Providence, Rhode Island, hall clock, 8 day, time, strike and chime on nine tubular bells playing choice of Whitington or Westminster chimes, three brass weight driven movement by Elite with a Winterhalder & Hofmeier trademark. The mahogany case has arched top with two brass finials, surmounted by carved crest over a carved keystone, applied carvings, full fluted columns flanking hood door, and fretted sides. The trunk has carved egg and dart molding below hood, with beveled glass and carved top, flanked by two full Corinthian columns, all resting on paw feet. The brass dial has silvered chapter ring, subsidiary seconds, chime / silent and tune selector discs with moon phase indicator, engraved brass spandrels, applied brass numerals, and fretted center, and is stamped "ELITE" with trademark and "GERMANY" on lower edge of dial.
CONDITION: the case retains its original finish. The crest is replaced, the keystone on hood needs to be reglued and one of the finials has a dent. The tubes are stamped "ELITE" with patent date and note. The dial is in good condition. This is a very impressive clock
ESTIMATE: $5000 - $7000
PRICE SOLD: $2500
DIMENSIONS: 93in x 24.5in x 16.75in
Herschede Electric Clock Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, a monumental hall clock, sounding Westminster, Whittington or Canterbury quarters on nine tubular bells, electrically rewound, spring driven time train, pendulum regulated movement in a highly carved mahogany case, with incurved serpentine base on scroll feet, carved pseudo pilasters flanking the glazed trunk door with stylized anthemion, acanthus and bowknot suspended fruit, the bonnet with carved console brackets flanking a break arch door, acanthus carving, and molded arch with stylized keystone, surmounted by a scroll pediment with central carved shell, festoons, and carved finials of unclothed children, silvered and brass dial with moon phase and tune selector
CONDITION: the case retains an old finish with fading and discoloration and minor scrapes and dings. The left side of bonnet has a split. The scroll board at the top of the case with separation at glue joint and the festoons are loose. The finials are original. The dial is good with minor scratches in arch, spotting and minor losses to moon dial. Lyre style pendulum is original. Movement is dirty, escapement functionl, condition of circuitry unknown.
ESTIMATE: $2500 - $3500
PRICE SOLD: $4000
DIMENSIONS: 99in x 28in x 17.5in
Maple & Co., Ltd., London, England, 8 day, time, strike and chime weight driven movement sounding the quarters on a nest of eight bells and two gongs, in an elaborately carved walnut case with flat top, carved male figures flanking dial and trunk door, carved lions heads on panel and sides of base, carved female figure on trunk door and carved paw feet. The brass dial has silvered chapter ring and subsidiary seconds.
CONDITION: the three part case retains its original finish with a large split on right side of hood and splits in backboard and front of base. The dial is in good condition. The three brass weights are original. This case has a very imposing and unique look.
ESTIMATE: $2500 - $3500
PRICE SOLD: $1400
DIMENSIONS: 96.5in x 30in x 17in
Gazo Family Clock Factory Co., National City, California, "Rancho Santa Fe" tall clock, 8 day, time, strike and chime, playing three tunes on gongs, the weight driven movement in a carved oak case with embossed brass dial, matching weights and pendulum bob, dial with roman numeral white enamel cartouches.
CONDITION: the case retains its original finish with splits in dial surround at 12 and 6. The trim ornamentation on the right side needs to be reattached with two dowels, but is present. The dial, movement, weights and pendulum are all original and in good condition. The Gazo family ran a successful clock manufacturing operation in the San Diego area during the late 1970's through the 1980's, contracting with German firms to provide the high quality movements.
ESTIMATE: $2500 - $3500
PRICE SOLD: $500
DIMENSIONS: 92in x 31in x 17in
Tall clock, 8 day weight driven movement, time, strike and chime on gongs, in an elaborately carved mahogany case with broken arch top surmounted by three carved finials including center flaming urn, twist columns flanking hood and trunk doors, both of which have beveled glasses, fretwork sides on hood, over a base with carved Northwind center panel and resting on paw feet. The brass dial has silvered chapter ring, applied brass numerals, moon phase, seconds bit, and strike / silent and tune selection discs.
CONDITION: the case retains its original finish with the inside bottom panel broken out from weights falling through. There are scratches below the door on hood. One of the side finials is a replacement. The beveled glasses are in excellent condition. There are some dents in molding on right side, below trunk door and above the right feet. The dial has some tarnishing and the moon phase has some minor flaking. The tubes and rack to suspend them are absent.
ESTIMATE: $2000 - $3000
PRICE SOLD: $1300
DIMENSIONS: 102in x 24in x 15.75in
Tiffany & Co., New York, NY, hall clock, 8 day, time, strike and chime on five tubular bells, three brass weight driven movement in a mahogany case with arched top, full turned columns flanking hood door and oval side lights over a trunk door with beveled glass and fancy molded top flanked by full turned columns resting on a base with recessed panel and applied carving with paw feet. The brass dial has Tiffany signature, silvered chapter ring, subsidiary seconds, chime / silent disc, engraved dial center and spandrels and moon phase.
CONDITION: the case has been professionally refinished with a sliver absent from the upper rear left return molding, now blended to match. The pendulum rod and bob are stamped with " 83". The paint on the moon dial is starting to lift. The tubes are stamped " WALTER DURFEE & CO. PROV. RI" with several patent dates.
ESTIMATE: $2000 - $3000
PRICE SOLD: $1400
DIMENSIONS: 95.5in x 27in x 17in
Hall Clock, 8 day, time, strike and chime on five tubular bells, three weight driven movement by Elite (German made) in a mahogany case with three finials surmounting broken arch top with dentil molding, full fluted columns flanking hood and fretwork sides over a shaped trunk door inset with beveled glass flanked by two three-quarter fluted columns over chamfered base resting on ball and claw feet. The brass dial has silvered chapter ring, engraved corner spandrels, applied brass numerals, strike / silent selector and moon phase.
CONDITION: the case retains its original finish. The tubes are marked Elite with patent date. The winding crank, finials, weights, tubes and pendulum are original. The silvered dial has minor oxidation. There is no door key. This is an attractive clock in good condition.
ESTIMATE: $1500 - $2000
PRICE SOLD: $1050
DIMENSIONS: 93in x 23.5in x 17in
Bailey, Banks, & Biddle, Philadelphia, Penn., an early 20th century Chippendale style tall clock, the dark stained oak case with molded base on ogee bracket feet, the front of the base with applied rectangular mahogany panel with invected corners, trunk with fluted quarter columns flanking a mahogany paneled rectangular door with shell carving, the bonnet with full reeded columns, brass capitals and bases, and molded break arch top with three polished brass ball-and-spire finials, brass composite dial with cast acanthus and palmette spandrels, arabic numeral silvered chapter ring and engraved silvered center, the arch displaying phases of the moon, pierced blued steel hands, substantial eight-pillar three-train brass movement, sounding Westminster quarters on four gongs and counting the hour on a fifth larger gong, three brass weights, and wooden pendulum rod with brass clad bob.
CONDITION: case in an old dark finish with a few minor marks and dings, base panel loose and with semi-opaque smudges, the panel corners with cracks, door panel with splits in upper left, the keystone at the center of the bonnet arch is loose, finials replaced, dial restored, moon phase dial with crazing and loss, weights with tarnish and verdigris, chime weight appears to have been augmented, pendulum rod with poor quality repair, pendulum bob with scratches and minor tarnish. A very unusual movement, being a convention two-train time and strike clock with very well made auxiliary chiming attachment signed "H. Rauschning / Phila". The trains are complete and appear functional.
ESTIMATE: $1200 - $1500
PRICE SOLD: $750
DIMENSIONS: 96in x 21in x 13in
Connecticut, Chippendale cherry slant front desk with integral clock, the desk with ogee bracket feet, four graduated thumb molded drawers, bat wing brasses, the interior with pigeon holes above shaped, block front drawers flanking a removable, fan carved central panel, deeply molded document drawers, the desk case top dovetailed, and with applied ogee molding surrounding the base of the clock case. The clock case with removable, sunburst carved center panel, bonnet with fluted columns, molded broken arch pediment with carved rosettes and three turned wooden finials. Fitted with an unsigned, 8-day time & strike weight driven tall clock movement, possibly American, with roman numeral painted dial, fruit and floral spandrels and a colorful bird perched in floral background, with later steel hands. English dial false plate signed "WALKER"
CONDITION: the desk has been refinished. There are splits on each side of desk. There are losses and repairs to thumb molding.The lower edge of the fall front is rounded, and with replaced hinges, repairs and splits. The feet and brasses are replaced. The interior has stains, dings and wear consistent with age. The bonnet has splits in the broken arch, and caps on chimneys replaced. The oval cutouts on side of bonnet may be later, and one side glass is cracked. The dial has significant loss to numerals and decoration. The hands are replaced. Both trains in movement are complete and functional but need cleaning. The seatboard is replaced.
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $1500
PRICE SOLD: $1600
DIMENSIONS: 90.5in x 38.5in x 20in
England, miniature tall clock, 8 day, time and strike on bell, weight driven movement in a carved Chinese Chippendale style mahogany case with broken arch top, carved rosettes, center finial, and plinth and foliate carving below molding on the cornice on hood, the dial flanked by two full stop fluted columns with carved capitals above trunk with shaped door and inlaid escutcheon flanked by stop fluted quarter columns with carved capitals resting on a molded base with carved and chamfered corners on ogee style feet. The brass dial has silvered chapter ring, painted moon disc and cast spandrels, signed in center "William Wilks, London"
CONDITION: the case and dial are made in the 18th century style and artificially aged, movement and pendulum appear to be 19th century. There are no weights.
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $1500
PRICE SOLD: $2000
DIMENSIONS: 57in x 13.5in x 8.5in