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PROPERTY OF FRANK AND JUNE BARSALONA

An Important FEDERAL INLAID AND FIGURED MAHOGANY and BIRCHwood AND BRASS TALL-CASE CLOCK, works by Abel Hutchins, Concord, New Hampshire
circa 1810
Estimate
50,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 56,250 USD
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PROPERTY OF FRANK AND JUNE BARSALONA

An Important FEDERAL INLAID AND FIGURED MAHOGANY and BIRCHwood AND BRASS TALL-CASE CLOCK, works by Abel Hutchins, Concord, New Hampshire
circa 1810
Estimate
50,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 56,250 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important Americana

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An Important FEDERAL INLAID AND FIGURED MAHOGANY and BIRCHwood AND BRASS TALL-CASE CLOCK, works by Abel Hutchins, Concord, New Hampshire
circa 1810
Fretwork replaced.
Height 96 3/4 in. by Width 21 1/2 in. by Depth 10 1/2 in.
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Provenance

Herschel Burt, Exeter, New Hampshire
Joseph R. and Sue H. Keown, Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Sotheby's, Important American Furniture and Related Decorative Arts, January 29, 1983, sale no. 5001, lot 432
Marjorie Schorsh, Inc., Connecticut

Catalogue Note

A nearly identical clockcase with works by Levi Hutchins is in the collection of the Currier Gallery of Art and is illustrated in American Art from the Currier Gallery of Art, (New York: The American Federation of Arts, 1995), no. 43, pp. 106-7.  Abel Hutchins (1763-1853) with his brother Levi (1761-1855) entered into an apprenticeship with Simon Willard in 1777.  Following their apprenticeship they returned home to Concord, New Hampshire and built a successful clock-making business. The brothers dissolved their partnership in 1806 but both remained clockmakers in Concord. Able remained a clockmaker until 1819.

The Currier Gallery of Art's painted clock dial has been attributed to John Ritto Penniman (1782-1841), however there is no documentary evidence to support this.  In the claim's defense, several of Willard clock faces are known to have been painted by Penniman and Willard's apprentices are known to have utilized their master's network of craftsmen.

Important Americana

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New York