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Simon Willard Patent Timepiece or "Banjo" Clock

Auction:
2724M
Lot:
480
Sold for:
$1,845$1,500

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2724M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 03, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Simon Willard Patent Timepiece or "Banjo" Clock, Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1815, mahogany case with painted iron Roman numeral dial, crossbanded inlaid frames with mustard, gold leaf and green reverse-painted tablets, the waist glass flanked by brass side ornaments and signed S. Willard's Patent, the box glass with stenciled columns and geometric design with Federal eagle, shield and stars at the pendulum aperture, eight-day timepiece with T-bridge, step train, through bolt case attachment and recoil escapement, pendulum and lead weight, ht. 33 in.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

undisturbed dial with minor paint loss, period pendulum and weight, period blued steel barbed hands, cracked lower tablet , waist glass an old replacement


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 Patent Timepiece, Massachusetts, steel barbed hands