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Aaron Willard Mahogany Shelf Clock

Auction:
2804M
Lot:
64
Sold for:
$11,685$9,500

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

Description:

Aaron Willard Mahogany Shelf Clock, Boston, c. 1810, scroll top with reeded plinth and giltwood acorn finial, over the hinged upper door encasing the reverse-painted glass tablet marked in the boss with blue background Aaron Willard Boston, gilt and red swag-form spandrels framing the Roman numeral painted iron dish dial and arrow hands, the reverse-painted lower tablet depicting Poseidon and Father Time, with both glasses enclosed by crossbanded and line inlaid frames, all resting on flared French feet, eight-day, brass, time-only movement with recoil escapement, pendulum and iron weight, ht. 36 in.
Estimate $10,000-15,000

original flared French feet and all associated blocking, scroll top and finial are original, some paint flaking on upper glass tablet, white painted dial matte missing a 1 x 4 in. section below the numeral six, lower glass tablet has been stabilized with varnish.


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

Aaron Willard Boston, Poseidon