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Asheville, NC 28802
Based in Asheville, North Carolina, Brunk Auctions has been conducting sales of fine and decorative arts for over 30 years. Auctions are held in our North Carolina sale room but attracts a global audience. Founded by Robert Brunk in 1983, the auctions became well known for their integrity and profes...Read more
Sep 16, 2023
Maryland, 18th century, made by clock and compass maker Frederick Heisely (1759-1843), intricately engraved dial with inscription "F. Heisely/Fredericktown", two side vanes and two screws, 7-1/4 x 14 x 6 in., in original fitted wood case with key and lock, 3-1/2 x 14-3/4 x 7 in.
Provenance: N. Kenzie Smith & Sons, Inc., Frederick, Maryland (with copy of receipt); Private Collection, Maryland
Note: Similar example pictured in Gurley Manual of Surveying Instruments, p. 122. See: https://compleatsurveyor.com/resources/Makers/HeiselyFrederick.pdf
Accompanied by excerpts with information on the maker.
possibly missing elements, tarnish and patina, loss to lining atop glass, some loose paper under glass, case with loss to velvet lining, separations at some seams
N. Kenzie Smith & Sons, Inc., Frederick, Maryland (with copy of receipt); Private Collection, Maryland
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