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    Sale 2030

    Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Maritime Art and Prints

    25 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 68

    A pendulum wall clock in a mahogany case

    CHELSEA CLOCK COMPANY; CIRCA 1922

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    A pendulum wall clock in a mahogany case
    Chelsea Clock Company; circa 1922
    a 12in. (30.5 cm.) white enamel dial with black Roman numerals, and blackened hands, signed Chelsea Clock Co./Boston, with a model "A" regulator movement, serial number 33628 within a mahogany case with spring loaded release buttons for the face and lower door, a window to the pendulum, the back of the case is stamped with crest of the Portsmouth Navy Yard - the fouled anchor with the initials PNY, and further marked with a brass plaque "Navy Yard/61-098/Portsmouth, NH".
    33¼ x 16¼ in. (84.5 x 41.3 cm.) height x diameter.


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    This was one of the most popular of the Chelsea clocks made between 1907 and 1930. According to factory records, this clock was originally sold to the Maine dealer Perkins & Sadler on April 12th 1922.

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    Literature

    David D. and Andrew C. Demeter, Chelsea Clock Company - The First Hundred Years, 2001, page 81 for a similar example of this style of clock.