AUCTION : 1019

Lot#: 767

DESCRIPTION: E. Howard & Co., Boston, Mass., "No. 48" standing astronomical regulator, walnut and walnut veneer case with molded base below panelled front and sides, the front with applied carving and central turned, carved eight lobe roundel, burl veneered sloping surbase below ogee and ovolo transition molding, trunk sides with arched lights, the front with glazed removable panel having a molded frame and convex top below a carved drapery swag, both conforming to the curve of the turned, molded bezel, with flanking, inverted column form drops below turned, carved roundels and terminating in a carved, stylized bellflower, and surmounted by a honeysuckle and shell carved, molded crest and two turned, carved finials, white painted astronomical dial with blued steel hands, 8 day brass movement with jeweled train and deadbeat escapement with Vulliamy pallets, and two jar mercury pendulum, and brass clad weight
CONDITION: case refinished and in a dark stain, dirty, minor bumps and dings, fret sawn support for beat scale replaced, dial inking strengthened and lacquered, hands with minor oxide, movement with vestigial remains of damascened finish, crutch with poor repair, screws with rust, two jewels now replaced with brass bushings, third wheel jewel at back plate broken, escape wheel without endshake due to rust encrustation at front plate, pendulum rod with rust, jars and frame of incorrect style, weight with minor corrosion and verdigris
ESTIMATE: $40000 - $60000
PRICE SOLD: $27000
CIRCA: 1875
DIMENSIONS: 111.25in x 32in x 17.75in

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