ID: 1265 | This clock is sold
This auction is a superb ca. 1895 Walter Durfee, Providence, R.I., Oak Grandfather Clock. Durfee was well known for selling only the very finest clocks of the day. As with all Durfee clocks, the construction of the case, dial and movement show uncompromising attention to detail. The clock is 98 1/2" tall, 24" wide and 14" deep. Three brass ball and spire finials sit on top of the broken arch bonnet. The bonnet, waist and base have spiral turned columns with cast bronze capitals. The waist door has thick beveled glass to show the weights and pendulum, with a carved fan above. The clock stands on finely carved paw feet. The dial, which is signed Walter Durfee, Providence is a work of art. The movement is properly signed Walter Durfee on the top edge of the front plate. The clock strikes the hour and half hour on a very large, deep toned, coiled gong. All parts are original to the clock including both door locks, escutcheons and keys. As the photos show, the clock is in the best condition in every way.
ID: 1770 | This clock is sold
Walter Durfee Oak Grandfather Clock. Pierced black hands, brass arched dial with moon phase, black Roman numerals on the chapter ring and Arabic 5 minute markers outside, sub seconds dial and inset calendar; signed on the dial "Walter Durfee & Co. - Providence". Fine quality brass weight driven movement strikes on a deep toned cathedral gong; quality brass weights and pulleys, brass pendulum bob with a steel stick. Quality oak case; broken arch crest and spiral turned columns on the bonnet, body and base. Excellent condition, original finish. 21"W x 98 1/2"H x 14"D.
ID: 1224 | This clock is sold
This is a fine quality, ca. 2002, Foster Campos Pembroke, Mass Reproduction Simon Willard Roxbury Tallcase Clock. The mahogany case is 88” tall, 21” wide and 11 ½” deep. The door and base have gorgeous mahogany crotch veneer with contrasting corner fans and string inlays. The waist has quarter columns with stop-fluting and brass capitols. The bonnet has full stop-fluted columns with brass capitols. Delicate fretwork and three brass ball and spire finials finish the top of the case. The dial is expertly hand painted with gold accents and floral decorations. The brass hands are fine engraved. The antique 8 day movement has been restored and is in fine running condition. As is typical of Foster Campos’ work, the workmanship is simply the best. Foster has made very few tallcase clocks. This is an opportunity to own a great reproduction of a famous Simon Willard tallcase clock for a tiny fraction of the price of an original.