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Mahogany Patent Timepiece or "Banjo" Clock signed Aaron Willard

Auction:
2431
Lot:
65
Sold for:
$3,081$2,600

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2431
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 01, 2008 3:00PM

Description:

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.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

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.

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Aaron Willard, Mt. Vernon, Aaron Willard , Jr., Clock, Clockmakers, Clocks, Simon Willard clocks, Time, Willard

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