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Simon Willard Mahogany Inlaid Tall Clock

Auction:
2804M
Lot:
62
Sold for:
$4,920$4,000

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2804M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
April 25, 2015 10:00AM

Description:

Simon Willard Mahogany Inlaid Tall Clock, Boston, c. 1815, fret-top hood with fluted plinths and brass finials over the glazed door flanked by brass stop fluted freestanding columns flanking the painted iron Roman numeral dial signed Simon Willard, with two painted pheasants in center, floral spandrels, moon's age in arch, seconds bit and calendar aperture, stop-fluted quarter-columns flanking the applied molded waist door with string and cross banded inlay, base with similar inlay decoration, all resting on scalloped base with French feet, eight-day time and hour strike movement with false plate, moon's age dial plate stamped Wilson Birm on back, powered by two tin-cased weights and period pendulum, ht. 94 in. with finial.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

dial was cleaned with losses to arch calendar numerals, Roman numerals repainted, veneer, inlay and molding loss, waist to base cove molding off but present , feet cut down, case needs re-gluing, fret original but with losses.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Simon Willard, Wilson Birm