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Mahogany Patent Timepiece or "Banjo" Clock by Aaron Willard, Jr.

Auction:
2431
Lot:
77
Sold for:
$2,370$2,000

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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 by Aaron Willard, Jr., Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1815, a carved Doggett eagle finial over the 8 in. dia. painted iron dial with Roman numerals, brass side ornaments flanking the reverse-painted tablets, the waist with stenciled oak leaves and marked A. Willard, Jr. , the lower with the remains of, and marked, The Constitution's Escape with banner below listing Belvidera, Gurriere, Aeolus, Shannon, Constitution, Africa, eight-day timepiece movement with "T-bridge" suspension, through bolts for case attachment, recoil escapement, lead weight and pendulum, ht. 34 3/4 in.
Estimate $2,000-4,000

Holes through bottom board indicate a missing pedestal, side ornaments are replacements, dial, hands, weight and pendulum are period.

Keywords

Aaron Willard , Jr., Massachusetts, A. Willard , Jr., Aaron Willard, Anchor escapement, Clock, Pendulum, Time

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