Watch Hutch, Shelf Clock Form
Walnut and pine
Dovetailed rectangular case with mortise and tenon constructed door; original hardware. (H: 10.25"; W: 6"; D: 2")
Watch Hutch, Carved Watch, Chain and Fob, Original paint
Early 20th Century
This watch stand, pocket watch form, features a carved polychrome floral motif; the "watch case" retains highly oxidized gold paint. The chain, fob, and decorative device were amazingly carved from a single piece of wood.
(Watch diameter: 7"; chain and fob length: 23")
Watch Hutch, American Federal
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Early 19th Century
Mahogany, white pine, birch veneer, and oak inlay
The dovetailed mahogany case with pine backboard retains original cotton backboard lining. The door with beveled edge conforms to a half-dovetail rabbet in which it smoothly slides. The window features two rows contrasting concentric oak string inlay and a lightly incised conforming scribe. Ornamenting the hutch is an oval panel of birch veneer within conforming oak string inlay. (6.5 by 3.75 by 1.75-inches.)
Watch Hutch, Original Paint
Early 19th Century
This domed hutch carved of a single piece of pine has a wallpapered interior; the door is frame is of mortise and tenon construction and is veneered. The bird's eye maple faux grain painted surface is dry and intact. As depicted, loss of half-inch section and tiny wedge of veneer at upper left corner of door.
(Height: 9.75 inches; width: 5.75 inches; depth: 3 inches.)
Second half 19th century
This example, in old patina retains its watch suspension hook which is positioned behind the shell finial that is above decorative wreath centering the watch opening; behind the opening is a half-cradle with saw-tooth border and leafy motif...the whole on scrolled base raised on plinth filled with plaster.
(Height: 5.5 inches; width: 4 inches; depth: 2.25 inches.)
Watch Hutch/Bank, Carved
Late 19th to Early 20th Century
This architecturally significant, large example is constructed of oak and remains in its original surface. Within the dormer window appears to be a small carved human face. One diamond shaped boss is missing, otherwise excellent condition.
Dimensions: 16.5-inches high, 5.75-inches wide, 5.25-inches deep.
Watch Hutch, Carved and Painted
*From the Derby Family
A Chippendale hutch retaining original canvas back that is affixed with small rose-head nails. Within the hood can be seen original wool homespun over raw wool meant to insulate the delicate timepiece. The ancient red paint appears to have been over-shellacked during the period. Noted for accuracy is the shrinkage crack horizontal to crown molding in roof; a 7/8-inch section of upper dial mat is missing, as is the horizontal notch-carved molding that was affixed to upper dial matt. *This hutch was sold in March of 1996 with a derby family provenance by noted New England Auction firm; copy of catalog pages available to buyer.
(Height: 10.25 inches; width: 3.5 inches; depth: 2 inches.)
Watch Hutch, Architectural
Walnut and walnut veneer
As depicted, excellent wood selection and patina. 1.5 by .5-inch piece of veneer missing from back of domed roof will be easily repaired.
Dimensions: 13.5-inches high, 9.5-inches wide, 5.75-inches deep.
Watch Hutch, American
Miniature Grandfather Clock
OCTO Non Magnetic Movement
Sheet iron and brass
Circa 1880 to 1905
The case in black enamel paint features turned brass finials surmounting the hood; fixed brass door, shield in base, molding and base. The hinged door on back of hood opens to expose the movement that is signed: OCTO *NON-MAGNETIC*. The dial is chipped between 10 and 11 o'clock, thinning paint; dings and creases to base as depicted. (Height: 11 inches; width: 3.75 inches; depth: 1.75 inches.)