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An Empire Style Gilt Metal and Malachite Veneered "Crystal Regulator" Clock
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Description
An Empire Style Gilt Metal and Malachite Veneered "Crystal Regulator" Clock
French, Circa 1900
the movement stamped 49958.
Height 20 1/2 x width 11 3/8 x depth 4 7/8 inches.
Property from the Estate of Michael L. Wilkie, Chicago, Illinois
Michael L. Wilkie (1941-2021) was the owner of one of the most renowned penthouses in both Chicago and the nation. Recently offered for sale for the first time in nearly fifty years, the penthouse occupies the entire top floor and roof terrace of 1500 Lake Shore Drive, which was built in 1927 by celebrated architect Rosario Candela.Wilkie, who grew up in Long Grove, Illinois as well as Montecito, California, played a critical role in expanding his family business, the DoALL Company, which came to include over 70 companies around the globe. His father, Leighton A. Wilkie, founded DoALL and invented the metal-cutting bandsaw, one of the most widely used tools in manufacturing today. Michael Wilkie worked for and ran the business for 60 years.

Photos courtesy of Andrew Miller and The Baines Group, Jameson | Sotheby's International Realty.
Condition
Having an eight-day movement with a Brocot escapement, a rear count wheel strike on gong and a two-vial mercury pendulum.Condition reports are available upon request. All lots are sold "as is," in the condition they are in at the time of the auction. The physical condition of lots can vary due to age, normal wear and tear, previous damage, and restoration. Prospective buyers are strongly advised to inspect a lot personally or through a knowledgeable representative prior to bidding. The absence of any reference to the condition of a lot does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections, or the effects of aging. Prospective buyers must review and agree to the Conditions of Sale before participating in an auction, and it is the responsibility of the buyer to ensure that they have requested, received and considered any condition report.
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An Empire Style Gilt Metal and Malachite Veneered "Crystal Regulator" Clock

Estimate $2,000 - $4,000
Oct 18, 2022
See Sold Price
Starting Price $1,000
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1020: An Empire Style Gilt Metal and Malachite Veneered "Crystal Regulator" Clock
Sold for $2,75015 Bids
Est. $2,000 - $4,000Starting Price $1,000
European Furniture & Decorative Arts
Oct 18, 2022 12:00 PM EDT
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Lot 1020 Details
Description
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An Empire Style Gilt Metal and Malachite Veneered "Crystal Regulator" Clock
French, Circa 1900
the movement stamped 49958.
Height 20 1/2 x width 11 3/8 x depth 4 7/8 inches.
Property from the Estate of Michael L. Wilkie, Chicago, Illinois
Michael L. Wilkie (1941-2021) was the owner of one of the most renowned penthouses in both Chicago and the nation. Recently offered for sale for the first time in nearly fifty years, the penthouse occupies the entire top floor and roof terrace of 1500 Lake Shore Drive, which was built in 1927 by celebrated architect Rosario Candela.Wilkie, who grew up in Long Grove, Illinois as well as Montecito, California, played a critical role in expanding his family business, the DoALL Company, which came to include over 70 companies around the globe. His father, Leighton A. Wilkie, founded DoALL and invented the metal-cutting bandsaw, one of the most widely used tools in manufacturing today. Michael Wilkie worked for and ran the business for 60 years.

Photos courtesy of Andrew Miller and The Baines Group, Jameson | Sotheby's International Realty.
Condition
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Having an eight-day movement with a Brocot escapement, a rear count wheel strike on gong and a two-vial mercury pendulum.Condition reports are available upon request. All lots are sold "as is," in the condition they are in at the time of the auction. The physical condition of lots can vary due to age, normal wear and tear, previous damage, and restoration. Prospective buyers are strongly advised to inspect a lot personally or through a knowledgeable representative prior to bidding. The absence of any reference to the condition of a lot does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections, or the effects of aging. Prospective buyers must review and agree to the Conditions of Sale before participating in an auction, and it is the responsibility of the buyer to ensure that they have requested, received and considered any condition report.
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