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416.     $135

Junghans, Germany, wall clock that they probably made also as a shelf clock by leaving off the bottom piece. I must say, this is a very attractive case, clean and polished yet retaining the original finish. The mahogany case is 31 inches tall, has trim added each side of the door giving the impression they are columns with other trim pieces like bases and capitals. The door glass is in many pieces, all beveled and very nice. It has a silver dial with raised numerals and correct hands. The pendulum and 8-day movement are all original to the case. It plays Westminster chimes on the hours hitting five chime rods. The movement is running. I am not a great fan of these big heavy German clocks, but this one is very nice. $150-$300.

421.      $50

German wall clock, typical wood case with 3 glasses, bottom finials, but top is missing. The movement runs 8-days and strikes hours on a coil gong mounted to the back of the movement. There are a couple of hauling chips but otherwise the wood is nice and very attractive having a burl effect on the front. $50-$100.

488.    $50

Waterbury Clock Co. hanging clock, “Drop Octagon, 8 Inch”, ca 1910. The clean oak case is 19 inches tall, has original glasses, door knob and bezel latch, brass bezel that is tarnished, original dial and hands and the correct 8-day time only movement that is running. The top glass is probably a replacement. Inside is the black Waterbury label. Ly-Waterbury #672. $75-$150.

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489.     $50

New Haven Clock Co. hanging clock, “Drop Octagon”, ca 1920. This is the smallest one of that model, stands 18 ¼ inches tall, has an 8-inch dial, and an 8-day time and strike movement. The case is solid oak, has a brass bezel that needs polishing, original dial and hands, and original glasses. The movement is running and striking. Ly-New Haven #620.  $50-$100.

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502.     $600

Seth Thomas “Umbria”, ca. 1894.  Did you know that Umbria is a region of central Italy? Neither did I.  The Umbria clock from Seth Thomas is a medium-sized, spring-driven wall clock that was made most often from oak, with an “old oak” finish.  I believe this one has been thoroughly cleaned, if not refinished.  It’s 41 inches high with a proper center finial and base.  It has a metal dial that was almost certainly repainted long ago, with a seconds bit and Seth Thomas hands.  There is a large brass bob on a wooden stick with a beat scale and an old label inside on the bottom.  Both glasses are old.  The proper No. 40 movement runs 8 days and counts the hours on a cathedral gong.  It is running, striking, and keeping time without issue.  We sold a darker oak-cased model in 2016 for $925.  $750-$900.

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505.     $675

Litchfield Manufacturing Co. “Gallery” wall clock, 1850-1854.  Litchfield specialized in papier maché clock cases decorated with mother-of-pearl (MOP) and often, balance-spring (marine) movements.  The movement in this clock is especially interesting as the escape wheel uses a rotary verge on the balance wheel (see the short video).  The case is 12 inches top to bottom and the MOP and painting is in excellent condition. The 9-inch brass bezel opens with a push-button on the left and holds an old, but perhaps not original glass.  The metal dial has been repainted.  There is a fast-slow adjustment at the top of the dial that works, but the small pointer that should be attached is missing.  There is no label.  The movement is signed and is running, 8 days, time only, and is keeping good time.  Be sure to see the movement video.  Two sales on the Antique Clocks Price Guide, most recently in 2015 at Schmitt’s for $925. 

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506.     $850

Wm. Gilbert “Office Drop Calendar”, 1881.  The dark walnut case is 34.5 inches high with walnut burl on the wood bezel and all the necessary adornments, top, sides, and bottom.  The wood is dark but not so dark that it needs refinishing; Kotton Klenser maybe if you really felt industrious.  The burl veneer on the bezel shows some chipping and wear. The dial is 15 inches across and shows some soiling, staining, and wear; it seems to be a glossy (possibly lacquered?) paper over a zinc pan.  The two calendar dials that rotate behind the time dial are also paper over metal and further backed by cardboard and show wear, but the days and months are quite readable.  You rotate the weekday and month calendar dials by inserting a pencil tip or pin in one of the small holes in the dial at the month opening and rotating by hand.  Only the red calendar hand moves with the movement.  The hands are correct but new, the calendar hand old.  The dial glass is new, the lower glass old, with a nice painted pattern.  The unsigned time-only 8-day movement is dirty but running and keeping time, and the calendar is advancing; there is a solder repair to the crutch.  They also made this in a time-and-strike model (see Ly, Gilbert Clocks, page 85). There is a good label inside, but it is showing losses and should be protected behind plastic.  This is one of the prettiest calendar clocks made by any manufacturer and you don’t see too many in better condition than this.  We sold one a year ago for $1176.  $900-$1200.

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