Skinner

Auctioneers and Appraisers

Federal Mahogany Tall Clock

Auction:
2412
Lot:
125
Sold for:
$118,500$100,000

social_share

Inquire

Tabs

About

Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2412
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
June 08, 2008 11:00AM

Description:

Federal Mahogany Tall Clock, Aaron Willard, Jr., Boston, case attributed to Thomas Seymour, Charlestown, Massachusetts, c. 1810, with reeded columns, diamond-pattern stringing on hood door, crotch birch banding and stringing on waist door and base, French feet, serpentine apron, 13 in. painted iron dial signed "Aaron Willard Jun(r)., Boston" with moon's age in the arch, raised gilt and painted corner decoration, eight-day time and strike movement with red painted tin-cased weights and pendulum, (imperfections), ht. 103 in.

For related cases with Seymour attributions see: Richard H. Randall, Jr. American Furniture in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, p. 251 and Robert Mussey, The Furniture Masterworks of John and Thomas Seymour, p. 430.
Estimate $40,000-60,000

Replaced fret and two of the three caps on the finial plinths, period finials lack top turned elements, minor losses on banding, original feet with some re-gluing, object left 1/4 in. applied molding above feet restored, minor losses on dial, strap iron pendulum rod and cast iron bob are replacements, original hands, seating board and red-painted weights, old surface.

Keywords

Thomas Seymour, Massachusetts, Charlestown, Aaron Willard , Jr., Richard H. Randall , Jr., Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Robert Mussey, Aaron Willard, Bob, Clockmakers, Clocks, Willard

Departments

Specialists