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Patent Timepiece or "Banjo" Clock

Auction:
2349
Lot:
226
Sold for:
$4,700$4,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2349
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
February 18, 2007 11:00AM

Description:

Patent Timepiece or "Banjo" Clock, Aaron Willard, Jr., Boston c. 1815, in a mahogany case with half round moldings framing reverse-painted glasses on a mustard ground, the lower depicting Aurora on her chariot with winged horses, the waist glass with gilt scrolls and inscribed Patent flanked by brass side ornaments, brass bezel enclosing the painted iron dial with Roman numerals, barbed steel hands and capped by a plinth and eagle finial, all housing an eight-day time and alarm, weight driven movement stamped A. Willard Jr., Boston on the front plate, (alarm train now gone; dial repainted), ht. 33 in.
Estimate $800-1,200

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Aaron Willard , Jr., Aurora, barbed steel hands, A. Willard Jr., Aaron Willard, Clockmakers, Clocks, Simon Willard clocks, Time, Willard, Willard Brothers

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