Mahogany "Harp Pattern" or Lyre Clock Attributed to John Sawin
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- Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2724M
- Date / Time :
- May 03, 2014 10:00AM
Mahogany "Harp Pattern" or Lyre Clock Attributed to John Sawin, Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1825, the "true" lyre-form case with painted iron Roman numeral dial, carved acanthus leaf and scroll midsection with fractured original reverse-painted glass, pedestal below terminating in an acorn finial, eight-day brass movement with lead weight and pendulum, ht. 41 in.
Note: For further information on "harp pattern" wall clocks please see Paul J. Foley, Willard's Patent Timepieces, pp. 127-36.
Undisturbed unsigned painted iron dial, fractured mid section glass, acorn finial is a replacement, period weight, pendulum.
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