Mahogany Patent Timepiece or "Banjo" Clock signed Aaron Willard
- Sold for:
- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2431
- Date / Time :
- November 01, 2008 3:00PM
Mahogany Patent Timepiece or "Banjo" Clock signed Aaron Willard, Boston, c. 1825, with brass bezel over the painted 7 1/2-inch diameter iron dial with Roman numerals and signed, Aaron Willard, Boston, replacement rope molded gilded frames enclosing reverse-painted glasses, the lower depicting Mt. Vernon, the throat with portrait of Washington, gilded pedestal below and eight-day timepiece movement with pendulum and lead weight, ht. 39 1/2 in.
This clock is essentially a circa 1825 timepiece, probably by Aaron Willard, Jr. ; present signature is added, roper molded frames and gilded pedestal are enhancements, glasses are repainted, lacking a clear glass in the bezel.