Hicks Antique Clocks

Chester A. Hicks
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Clocks For Sale : Sold Marine Clocks
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Chelsea 8 1/2" Carved Base No. 1 (Sold)

Item ID: 1746 - Exceedingly rare, ca. 1910, Chelsea 8.5" Carved Base #1. This superbly detailed design was only offered in the 1911 catalog. The carving of the mahogany base is absolutely gorgeous. The silvered Special Dial with raised numerals and pierced serpentine hands has the original finish. This is the only example of this highly decorative clock that I have seen. Email me if you have questions.



Chelsea 8 1/2" Carved Base No. 3 (Sold)

Item ID: 1778 - Chelsea 8 1/2" Carved Base No. 3. Serial number 59241 on the case and movement dates the clock to 1909. Superb in every way!





Chelsea 8 1/2" Carved Base No. 3 (Sold)

Item ID: 1777 - Chelsea 8 1/2" Carved Base No. 3 - Serial number 68234 on case and wood bottom, #179961 on movement. The Chelsea records state that 68234 was sold to Ball Watch Co. on 10/4/1910 and is described as 8 1/2" SD, oak Carved Base. An exceedingly rare and desirable Chelsea. Email me if you have questions.


Chelsea 8 1/2" Carved Base No. 1(SOLD)

Item ID: 1998 - Chelsea 8 1/2" Carved Base No. 1. Matching serial number 141392 dates the clock to 1920.



Chelsea 8 1/2" Mariner Ships Bell Clock (Sold)

Item ID: 1384 - Chelsea 8 1/2" Yacht Wheel Clock aka Mariner. The quintessential Chelsea Ships Bell Clock that is very rarely seen in this size. The 25" tall red brass case has been professionally polished and lacquered. The 8 1/2'" engraved dial has been resilvered. The dial is signed Bailey, Banks & Biddle, Philadelphia. Serial Number 144102, on the movement, case and base, dates the clock to July of 1920. The case parts and base are numbered 405. The mahogany base has the original finish. The 8 day movement strikes ships bells with distinctive Chelsea tone. The clock is in good running order and keeping excellent time. Please view the photos carefully to fully appreciate the superb condition and commanding presence of this clock. Email me if you have questions.


Chelsea 6" Special Dial Library Clock (Sold)
Item ID: 1593 - This is a rare and desirable, Chelsea 6" Special Dial Library Clock. The Library Cock was made from about 1906 to 1911. The clock sits on a symmetrical base with fine beaded decoration all around. The case and base are polished front and back. The silvered dial with raised numerals is signed Ball Watch Co., Cleveland. Serial number 20940 is stamped on base and movement dates the clock to 1/17/1906. The house strike movement is in good running order. Email me if you have questions.
Chelsea 6" Library Clock - Original Verde - #20679 (Sold)

Item ID: 1676 - Superb Chelsea 6" Special Dial Library Clock with original Verde finish. It is exceedingly difficult to find early Chelsea clocks with original finish in such fine condition. The Verde finish on this clock is the best that I have seen. The Special dial with raised bronze numerals and pierced serpentine hands is signed Wm. Wise & Co., Brooklyn, NY Serial number 20679 on the wood bottom and on the movement date the clock to 1906. The movement is in fine condition, keeping excelllent and striking house strike with fine tone. Email me if you have questions.



Chelsea 8 1/2" Special Grand Dial Mahogany & Metal (Sold)

Item ID: 1694 - Chelsea 8 1/2" Special Grand Mahogany & Metal aka Commander. A rare, early example in the finest condition. The case has the original copper bronze finish. The Special Grand dial with pierced center and raised numerals is in untouched original condition. The hands are original. Note the unusual hour hand that was on used on very early Chelseas. Serial number 11778 on the movement and case dates the clock to 1903. The movement has been serviced and is in fine condition, keeping excellent time and striking ships bells with classic Chelsea tone. I cannot imagine a finer, all original example.


Chelsea 10" Special Dial Tambour No. 1(SOLD)

Item ID: 1763 - Chelsea 10" Special Dial Tambour #1 for J. E. Caldwell & Co., Philadelphia. Serial number 68331 dates the clock to Nov. 1910. The red brass case is 24" wide and 17 1/4" tall. The movement strikes the half hour and hour in hour strike pattern. This is the largest size Tambour No. 1 that Chelsea made. The clock has been restored to the finest condition. Email me if you have questions.





Chelsea 10" Tambour No. 3 (Sold)

Item ID: 1646 - Chelsea 10" Dial Tambour No. 3. This exceedingly rare clock is simply massive. The red brass case is 33" wide, 16" tall and 8" deep and weighs over 100 pounds. The case has been polished and lacquered. The 10" silvered dial is signed Tiffany & Co, New York. This is one of only 2 examples known. Serial number #176424 dates the clock to 1926. The house strike movement has been serviced and is in fine condition. Email me if you have questions.


Chelsea 12" Special Grand Mahogany & Metal Ships Bell Clock (Sold)

Item ID: 1538 - Chelsea 12" Special Grand Dial Mahogany & Metal Ships Bell Clock. The Chelsea Sales Ledger shows "#41783 2/13/09, Louis Weule Co., 12" Spec Grand., Copper Bronze, Hinge and Base". These large special grand dial Chelsea are the rarest, finest and most desirable clocks made by Chelsea Clock Company. While the clock shows accurately in the photos they do not convey the massive presence that only seeing the clock in person can convey. The case has serial number 41783 dating it to 2/13/09. The movement has serial number 47561, dated to 2/13/09, which was sold to Morgan & Allen which was a San Francisco Chelsea dealer with a special distributorship arrangement with the Chelsea factory. It appears that Morgan & Allen changed the movement of the clock for the buyer when the clock was almost new. A scan below from a Chelsea advertisement mentions this relationship. The superb red brass case has been polished and lacquered. One of the finest Chelsea clocks that I have ever seen.


Chelsea 12" Special Grand Dial Base & Ball Feet (Sold)
Item ID: 1529 - Chelsea Clock Company 12" Special Grand Dial Base and Ball Feet. One of the finest and most desirable Chelsea clocks ever made. Only 5 are known to exist. Serial number 24171 on movement and wood bottom dates the clock to 1907.
Chelsea 12" Union Iron Works Marine Clock (Sold)

Item ID: 1734 - Chelsea 12" Union Iron Works Marine Clock.

Please view the photos carefully to fully appreciate the superb condition and commanding presence of this clock. Email me if you have questions.




Chelsea 10" American Steam Gauge Clock (SOLD)

Item ID: 1735 - Chelsea 10" Marine Clock for American Steam Gauge Company. The finest engraved dial of any Chelsea clock that I have seen.






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