RARE WILLIAM AND MARY FIGURED WALNUT TALL-CASE CLOCK, WORKS BY AUGUSTINE NEISSER, GERMANTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA, CIRCA 1740
RARE WILLIAM AND MARY FIGURED WALNUT TALL-CASE CLOCK, WORKS BY AUGUSTINE NEISSER, GERMANTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA, CIRCA 1740
RARE WILLIAM AND MARY FIGURED WALNUT TALL-CASE CLOCK, WORKS BY AUGUSTINE NEISSER, GERMANTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA, CIRCA 1740
RARE WILLIAM AND MARY FIGURED WALNUT TALL-CASE CLOCK, WORKS BY AUGUSTINE NEISSER, GERMANTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA, CIRCA 1740
1609

Property from the Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

RARE WILLIAM AND MARY FIGURED WALNUT TALL-CASE CLOCK, WORKS BY AUGUSTINE NEISSER, GERMANTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA, CIRCA 1740

Estimate: 12,000 - 18,000 USD

Property from the Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

RARE WILLIAM AND MARY FIGURED WALNUT TALL-CASE CLOCK, WORKS BY AUGUSTINE NEISSER, GERMANTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA, CIRCA 1740

Estimate: 12,000 - 18,000 USD

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Lot Details

Description

RARE WILLIAM AND MARY FIGURED WALNUT TALL-CASE CLOCK, WORKS BY AUGUSTINE NEISSER, GERMANTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA, CIRCA 1740


works inscribed Aug Neisser; upper portion of hood replaced.

Height 90 ¾ in. by Width 21 in. by Depth 11 ½ in.

Condition Report

The corner blocks are replaced. There is an age crack to the lower panel. There is a 1 in. by 1 in. patch to the lower edge of the door. The feather from the pendulum is lost. The top 4 in. of the hood are replaced.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

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Cataloguing

Provenance

Alan Miller, Quakertown, Pennsylvania;

Vogel Collection no. 634.

Catalogue Note

Augustine Neisser was a Moravian clockmaker, born in Schlen in 1717. He immigrated to Savannah, Georgia in 1736, and traveled with a group that settled in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 1739, but chose to live in Germantown. In 1746, he was commissioned to construct the tower clock for the great Moravian Church in Bethlehem. For additional information on Neisser, see James W. Gibbs, Pennsylvania Clocks and Watches: Antique Timepieces and Their Makers, (University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1984), pp. 55-7.

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