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PSY-1124
$5,750

Ansonia “Hanging Antique”, c.1904 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ansonia “Hanging Antique”, c.1904 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

(original catalogue drawing)

 

Here is a wonderful example of the Ansonia Hanging Antique. This same general design was also made in a tallcase clock called the "Standing Antique"

Physical: The case of this c.1886 clock is in excellent condition and appears to have the original finish. It measures 17"w x 46.5"h x 9"d. Though the original catalogue, of which we have a copy in the reference book below, says this clock was made in oak and mahogany, there is an example in the book that is cherry and we found another in an old auction that was walnut. We initially thought this was mahogany, but, after examining the photos carefully, we believe it may actually be walnut.

The brass appliques are in excellent condition. The spiral weights are in excellent condition as are the side-arm finials on top. The 9.5" diameter dial with porcelain "cartouche" numerals is in excellent original condition.

Mechanical: The eight-day time and gong-strike movement is in excellent running order, having been recently overhauled.

Comments: These clocks have become difficult to find. Been looking for a excellent one that's pristine? Now's your time... (no pun intended)!

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Description

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Front Left
Crown
Finial
Upper Front - 1
Upper Front - 2
Dial Area
Lower Front
Ba
se
Upper Left - 1
Upper Left - 2
Lower Left
Movement

Reference Books

Ly, T.D., American Clocks - I, 1989, p.40
Ly, T.D., Ansonia Clocks and Watches, 1998, p.178-179

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RBN-1011
$1,650
Ansonia Royal Bonn “La Grande”, c.1915

Ship From So. CA


(original catalogue drawing)

 

Ansonia's long partnership with the Royal Bonn porcelain factory in Germany produced wonderful clocks that are still favored by decorators and collectors some 130 years later. Here is a pristine example for your serious consideration, a model we've not had available to us in the past and in a cheery color sure to fit with most interior color schemes.

Physical: The porcelain case, which measures 9.75"w x 20.5"h x 5"d, is in excellent physical condition, without repairs or blemishes. The gilded edges, which are commonly polished away somewhat or in total, are in excellent physical condition as well. The 5" porcelain dial is also in excellent physical condition. There is heavy beveled glass in the fancy bezel. A completely original clock!

Mechanical: The eight-day time-and-strike movement has been professionally overhauled and is ready for years of great service.

Comments: This is a fabulous clock just waiting for a "good home" to adopt it. Will this be a Christmas or Hanukkah gift for someone special to you.... or to your own special self? We'll let your personal Santa know (if you want send us their e-mail)!

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Description

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Front View
Left
Right
Upper
-1
Upper - 2
Lower - 1
Lower - 2

Dial
Back
Movement

Reference
Ly, T.D., Ansonia Clocks and Watches, 1998, p.630-631

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RBN-0909
$9,450
Seth Thomas “Jupiter” Regulator

Seth Thomas “Jupiter” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas “Jupiter” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas “Jupiter” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

 

Here is a big clock that we've never had available to us in the past – we've only seen it in the book. From the height of the Victorian era, it was in the Seth Thomas 1894 catalogue for $60 and again in the 1910 catalogue and apparently did not appear in the subsequent 1912 catalogue. This clock, which features a moon dial, is wound by pulling down the center chains.

Physical: The oak case, which measures 19"w x 57"h x 7"d, has just been professionally refinished by a museum-quality restorer. It is in excellent physical condition. The 12" dial and subsidiary moon dial retain the original finish. All the brass is present and has been polished and re-lacquered for preservation. The weights and cast brass pendulum bob are original to the clock as are the finials on top. The glass in the dial door is also original.

Mechanical: The eight-day, weight-driven, time-and-strike, chain-wound movement has been professionally overhauled and is in excellent running condition It is stamped with the Seth Thomas logo. The moon dial moves one position each day and operates correctly. The clock strikes a large cup bell that is located above the movement.

Comments: Take a close look at the photos: this is a stunning clock. We look forward to hearing from you...
and we'll arrange the shipping!

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Description

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Front Right
Front Left
Crown
Upper Section
Lower Section
Upper Right
Lower Right
Weights & Base
Moon Dial
Dial - 1
Dial - 2
Movement
Movement - Clos
e

Reference
Ly, T.D., American Clocks - I, 1989, p.215
Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 1, 2004, p.318

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OJT-0910
$6,200
Seth Thomas Parlor Calendar No. 10 in Walnut

Seth Thomas Parlor Calendar No. 10 in Walnut ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas Parlor Calendar No. 10 in Walnut ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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Seth Thomas made two similar versions of this particular perpetual calendar clock. The file photo below shows the earlier model (1892 catalogue) on the right; the later model with the frame above the rings was in the 1896 catalogue. There are some other differences in the base of the two models. Click the photo below to enlarge and compare.

Seth Thomas Parlor Calendar No. 10 - 1892 and 1896 models ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Catalogue Drawing - Seth Thomas Parlor Calendar No. 10 - Later Model ~ Antique Clocks Guy
(earlier version
catalogue drawing)

Physical: The beautiful walnut with burl later model case measures 28.5"w x 36"h x 6" deep and has the original finish. It was recently professionally rubbed out and polished and is in excellent physical condition. The 10" diameter dials were restored by the famous dial-painter, Martha Smallwood, at The Dial House in GA. There is also a nice original instruction label on the back of the door. The weights and hands are original. There are no apologies on this clock - it's a wonderful piece.

Mechanical: The two-weight time and cathedral gong-strike clock movement (strikes on the hour) and the R.T. Andrews-patent calendar movement were recently professionally overhauled at which time the roller covers were replaced on the calendar (typical). Both of the movements are in excellent mechanical running condition, ready for years of great service for you.

We noted the large "fly" on the clock movement and asked our technician about it. Here's his response: "It's kind of cool. I have seen external governors on a few different model of Seth clocks. Because the clock has the heavy eight-day weights, they needed the extra fly to slow the strike down. Quiet clevor (sic). I like it!" He's not the best spellor (!), but an extraordinarily knowledgeable technician! We learn something new every day in the clawk business...

Comments: If you are a serious calendar clock or Seth Thomas collector, then you know what this clock is. If you don't, well, now's a great time to get acquainted. Exceptional price on this one, too.

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Description

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Front Left
Front Right
Upper Sect
ion
Lower Section
Base

Upper Left
Lower Left
Upper Right
Lower Ri
ght
Both
Dials
Clock Dial
Calendar Dial
Instruction Label
Both Movements
Clock Movement
Calendar Movement

Reference
Ly, T.D., Calendar Clocks, 1992, p.262
Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements, 3rd Ed., 2004,
p.110-111
Miller, A. & D., Calendar Clocks, 1989, p.20

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STF-0901
$16,750
Difficult-To-Find
Seth Thomas Office Calendar No.5 in Walnut
With French Walnut Trimmings, c. 1884

Seth Thomas Office Calendar No.5 in Walnut ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas Office Calendar No.5 in Walnut ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas Office Calendar No.5 in Walnut ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

Seth Thomas Office Calendar No 5 - Original Catalogue Drawing

Original Catalogue Drawing

We've only had a couple of this model in the past. Most remain securely locked in major collections, not even remotely available. As you look, consider that the photos don't accentuate the fact that this is a large clock, 50" in length. This model was featured in the Seth Thomas catalogues from 1879-1893.

Also, be sure to look at the unusual viewing window in the bottom through which you can see the nickel pendulum bob. Seth Thomas used burled wood judiciously on its higher-end clocks. This is a great example of their woodworking skill and phenomenal attention to detail throughout the case.

Physical: This Office Calendar No. 5 is in excellent physical condition. It measures 24"w x 50"h x 8"d. The finish was recently restored, having recent professionally applied additional coats of shellac, just like in the factory, hand-rubbed between coats. It is beautiful.

The 14" diameter dials have the original paint that was touched up by Kathi Edwards at the famous Dial House in GA. Both are in excellent physical condition.

Interestingly, the calendar dial is also painted on the back and there are a bunch of signatures. The collector from whom our consignor originally purchased the clock claimed that the clock came from one of the major Hollywood studios and that the signatures have some significance. Not apparent to us, but an interesting tidbit of supposition!

Seth Thomas Office Calendar No.5 in Walnut ~ Antique Clocks Guy

The roller papers, hands and weight are original; movements are original to the case. Again, it's a beautiful specimen, just waiting for you.

Mechanical: The signed eight-day, time-only, single-weight clock movement and the 31-day R.T. Andrews-patent calendar movement are both original to the clock and in excellent running order. Both were recently professionally overhauled.

Comments: This is a model that is not often available. It is so popular that (beware) the Chinese export knockoffs. This clock is the real McCoy. Is it the one for which you've been patiently waiting for such a long time?

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Description

View

Front Right View
Front - Dials Off
Midsection
Upper Left
Upper Right

Base
Clock Dial - 1
Clock Dial - 2
Calendar Dial - 1
Calendar Dial - 2
Calendar Dial - Back
Clock Movement
Calendar Movement


Reference
Ly, T.D., Calendar Clocks, 1993, p.250
Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 1, 2004, p.94
Miller, A. & D., Calendar Clocks, 1989, p.21

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