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Americana & International - Session Two

Sat, Jan 18, 2020 09:00AM EST
Lot 466

Martin Shreiner tall case clock

Estimate: $25,000 - $45,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
$200,000 $20,000
$500,000 $50,000
Rare Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Hepplewhite cherry tall case clock by Martin Shreiner, ca. 1830, the broken arch bonnet with central keystone, enclosing an eight-day, seven tune cylinder musical works behind a painted face with moon phase mechanism and four arbor hands, signed Martin Shreiner Lancaster #317 in flowing script, surrounded by a chapter ring with Arabic numerals, flanked by gilt and floral decorated spandrels, all above an unusual waist, comprised of an upper short door flanked by chamfered corners with lambs tongues, over a small cove mid-molding, above a larger lower door flanked by similar corners, resting on a conforming sunken panel base, supported by a scalloped skirt and bold flaring French feet. For further information on Shreiner clocks, see Clockmakers of Lancaster County by Wood/Kramer, page 127 and 209 and Musical Clocks of Early America by Sullivan and Kaller. Another rare Shreiner musical clock sold at Pook & Pook, Inc. in 2015 for $204,000.00. Provenance: Purchased directly from the Shreiner family and then at Pook & Pook, Inc. in 1997.


Parts: three weights, pendulum. Slightly reduced in height. Pook & Pook does not guarantee clocks to be complete or in working condition.