James Tregent (British, Active 1770-1806) George III Bracket Clock from the estate of noted architect Clarence Mack (with accompanying photo). Clock with brass eight-day movement and bell chime, ebonized mahogany case with arched and paneled top, each mahogany panel raised on a brass plinth; the center one with brass bail handle. Tombstone-arch glass doors to front and back and arched windows to sides, all with brass rabbet edges, the back glass revealing ornate engraved decoration to movement back; all on brass base raised on brass ogee feet. Metal dial engraved "James Tregent / Leicest'r Square / London", engraved chapter ring with Roman numerals and Arabic minutes numerals and date aperture, surmounted by chime/silent selector dial. Pendulum present. Keys included along with a 20th century list of dates the clock was cleaned, ranging from 1785-1985. 13" H x 9" W x 6 3/4" D. Circa 1780. Provenance: the estate of Martha Dodge, Hendersonville, TN; the estate of Marvin Dodge (brother to Mrs. Dodge's late husband, Robert), Palm Beach, Florida; the estate of Clarence Mack, Palm Beach, Florida. Marvin Dodge was the caretaker/companion of noted American architect Clarence Mack, and inherited several antiques (now in this auction) from him. A 1960s era photograph of the clock sitting on the mantel of Mr. Mack's home in Palm Beach accompanies this lot. Biography: Clarence Mack, known for designing Georgian Revival homes in Ohio's prestigious Shaker Heights and Lakewood areas, and later in Palm Beach, was born in 1888 and grew up on Cleveland's west side and in Lakewood. Mack's houses were all apparently built for speculation; he is said to have bought the property, designed each house and acted as contractor, furnished the houses with antiques purchased from his European travels, and lived in many of them before selling them. His business slowed with the advent of the Stock Market crash of 1929. He spent 5 years traveling around the world before settling in Palm Beach, Florida in 1935. He continued to design and build there until his retirement in 1962, his name becoming synonymous with the "Palm Beach Regency Style." Never married, Mack died in Palm Beach in 1982. (sources: The Lakewood Historical Society and the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History, Case Western Reserve University.) CONDITION: One piece of side molding reglued. Possible early conversion to anchor escapement. Functionality has not been checked and is not guaranteed; the clock is offered "as is."
Lot 71: George Washington Clock by Mallet Previous Item Lot 73: Pair Sevres Style Garniture Tazzas Next Item