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Watch stand

Object number



Maker Unknown


Height: 7 1/2 in. (19.05 cm)



Current location



Made in Rhode Island
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Barry Cohen. David A. Schorsch, South Salem, Massachusetts, and Greenwich, Connecticut, 1983 and 1986; sold to Thomas A. Gray, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; consigned to Brunk Auctions, Asheville, North Carolina, May 28, 2010, lot 52

Associated names

Barry Cohen
Thomas A. Gray
Brunk Auctions
David A. Schorsch and Eileen Smiles Antiques


The single-board top and bottom meet the single-board sides in half-blind dovetail joints, having pins of slightly varying configurations, with half-pins in front. The one-piece back-board is fixed with three brads in rabbets in the case top, bottom, and proper right side. Joined to the proper left side with two pairs of brass hinges, each leaf twice-screwed, is a thumbmolded door, whose stiles and rails are tenoned to each other. There are two wood pins in the bottom rail. The top rail is carved with a stylized concave shell within an incised arch. The door contains a rectangular glazed portal and is rabbeted in back. Notes compiled by T.B. Lloyd, from photographs supplied by Brunk Auctions.


Displayed in the watch hutch, an English silver pocket watch, maker "WL"(?), London, 1796, works by "Wm. Hayton".


"March 29, 2010 Auction, lot 0056," (accessed May 28, 2010), lot 56.
Lita Solis-Cohen, "The Thomas Gray Sale," Maine Antique Digest (June 2010): 38–A, ill.
Elisabeth Donaghy Garrett, "Living with Antiques: A House in the North Carolina Piedmont," Antiques 152, no.6 (December 1997): 846–847, pp.846–853, ill.
"David A. Schorsch, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 129, no. 1 (January 1986): 155.
"David A. Schorsch advertisement," Antiques 123, no. 5 (May 1983): 916.