John McInnis Auctioneers, Amesbury, Massachusetts
A late 19th-century 24" diameter D. J. Gale's patent rosewood calendar clock was the top lot at John McInnis Auctioneers' January 2 and 3 single-owner sale of the lifelong collections of Robert Rogers of Byfield, Massachusetts. Bidding for the clock ...
May 4, 2015
Freeman's Sale Indicates Market Uptick
A tall-case clock by Samuel Breneiser of Adamstown and Reading, Pennsylvania, in a case by Lancaster case maker Michael Stoner, who signed his name on the backboard behind the pendulum, sold for $23,750 (includes buyer's premium), well above the $3000 ...
June 15, 2015
American Furniture 2014
To show how revolutionary it was, he begins with the walnut high chest and dressing table with turned legs made by John Head in 1726 for Caspar Wistar, a German immigrant who arrived in 1717 and became a successful button manufacturer. Wistar had ...
June 9, 2015
Also, a 17th or early 18th century zitan kang table brought $247,800; a mahogany with oak secondary George III dressing chest crafted by William Gomm made $76,700; and a late 19th century palace-size Serapi carpet, measuring 19 feet 6 inches by 11 feet ...
June 15, 2015
STEP INTO HISTORY: Past and present intertwine on holiday house tour in ...
The house is crowned by a projecting heavy cornice supported by paired brackets and two gable room dormers. Renovations by local builder Michael Hutchinson began in 2007 and were completed in 2008. The front rooms (living room, dining room and ...
December 2, 2014
IMPORTANT FINE ART AND THE MELLON SCAIFE ESTATE TO ATTRACT BIDDERS WORLDWIDE ...
While the Mellon Scaife collection will be the highlight of the Decorative Arts and Furnishings offerings, the top lot of the category is an amazing Chinese triple Fusee and gilt bronze bracket clock with automaton. [Photo 7] Coming from another A ...
February 12, 2015
Wilcox collection on offer at Leonard Joel auction
Much of the antique furniture, silver and porcelain that turns up at auction is sadly undistinguished – but standing out amid a sea of mundane offerings is an early-season collection of exceptional English furniture, clocks, paintings, silver and ...
February 25, 2015
A late 19th-century 24" diameter D. J. Gale’s patent rosewood calendar clock was the top lot at John McInnis Auctioneers’ January 2 and 3 single-owner sale of the lifelong collections of Robert Rogers of Byfield, Massachusetts. Bidding for the clock opened at $3000 and jumped immediately to $9000 then hopped along until it sold to a dealer in the gallery on the phone with a client for $27,600 (includes buyer’s premium). The clock was pristine, with an eight-day, time only, and two-spring pendulum movement, marking the leap year, month, hour, minute, second, day of the week, date, and month. A small dial indicates the number of years since leap year. Rogers’s collections, over 1500 lots offered over two days, were wide and deep and sold far into the night. Nearly everything sold—McInnis passed only about 30 lots of the 1500. Aside from technology, which was minimal, it was truly an old-fashioned sale. Estimates were conservative, and objects sold for what buyers wanted to pay for them—well above estimates in most cases. Rogers is descended from early settlers of Newbury, known first as Newbury Plantation, which once included Byfield and Newburyport. A good part of his collections, gathered over half a century, had come from the early families, most of whom have been interlinked over the centuries.
NEWTOWN BOROUGH – Guests taking this year’s Holiday House Tour will step inside a house considered the most “elegant mansion” of its time, see a fireplace inlaid with Mercer Tiles and experience a Gothic Revival from the 1800s with modern-day appeal. The Newtown Historic Association invites the public to step inside the past and experience the present as it hosts its 52nd annual Holiday House Tour on Saturday, Dec. Dating from the 1700s to the present, the homes will provide a glimpse into Newtown’s architectural past and present as visitors experience the ever changing living spaces that make up the historic town. The $25 cost of a tour ticket will provide admittance into the homes and public buildings, including the Half-Moon Inn, home to the Newtown Historic Association. Tour hours are from 10 a. m. to 4 p. m. with advance tickets available at the Newtown Book & Record Exchange, 102 S. State Street, and on-line at the association’s website, www. On the day of the tour, tickets can be purchased at the Half-Moon Inn, Court Street and Centre Avenue, and at the Stocking Works, 301 South State Street, Newtown.
Clars Auction Gallery announced that their February 21 and 22, 2015, sale will feature an exceptional collection of fine art, significant offerings from the Mellon Scaife collection from his Pebble Beach (CA), Nantucket (MA) and Pittsburgh (PA)... Turning first to the important European fine art that will be offered and following the success of the painting, “Portrait of the Young Woman,” by Isaac Israels (Dutch, 1864-1934) which achieved the monumental price of $95,200 in November, Clars... This impressive work will be offered at $40,000-60,000. . Clars will offer an array of exceptional American fine art as well.
Calendar Clock Brings $27,600
A 19th-century maple drop-leaf harvest table (29" x 70" x 18") with turned legs washed in red sold for $8625. McInnis photo. John McInnis Auctioneers, Amesbury, Massachusetts A late 19th-century 24" diameter D. J. Gale’s patent rosewood calendar clock ...
January 2, 2015
87in Rosewood Rectangle Ming Design Dining Table with 8 Chairs
Completely hand-crafted in solid rosewood and constructed with traditional mortise-and-tenon joinery, which interlocks with a perfect fit and enables the wood to expand and contract according to humidity. This dining set is a fine example of spare ...
August 19, 2014
A LATE REGENCY BRASS-INLAID ROSEWOOD STRIKING BRACKET CLOCK
With foliate moulding and inlaid decoration, the painted dial signed BINNS .../LONDON, the twin fusee movement with recoil anchor escapement and rack striking to bell; with pendulum, case key and later winding key 16 ½ in .(42 cm.) high; 11 ¾ in. (29.9 ...
July 28, 2014
Antique Style Wood Tabletop Clock w Brass Ton
Handsomely crafted in the typical style of a fine antique, this exceptional tabletop clock will impress everyone who sees it. The graceful dome shape is highlighted by a pinecone finial, and it sits atop scroll style legs that are intricately carved and ...
December 10, 2013
Pair of famous poets alive through collection
The English rosewood bracket clock, on display in the library’s Hankamer Treasure Room, was owned by three generations of Brownings – Robert’s grandfather, father and then finally by Robert Browning himself. Erin Rogers, Sentinel Leisure Editor A ...
April 10, 2013
Newby Hall Chippendale table returned after 2007 theft
A rare Chippendale table worth about £500,000 has been returned to its ... Another of the recovered antiques, an embellished bracket clock made by Daniel Delander of London in about 1710, is believed to be from Sion Hall near Thirsk, North Yorkshire.
October 27, 2011
A Victorian large rosewood quarter striking table clock
The 9½ in. painted Roman dial with subsidiary for strike/silent to the arch and signed 'Thwaites & Reed/Clerkenwell', blued steel hands, the substantial triple chain fusee movement with anchor escapement and chiming the quarters on a nest of eight bells ...
November 17, 2008