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Aaron Willard Mahogany Wall Regulator

Auction:
2724M
Lot:
513
Sold for:
$6,150$5,000

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

Description:

Aaron Willard Mahogany Wall Regulator, Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1830, the timepiece form with painted iron Roman numeral dial and signed Aaron Willard/Boston, reverse-painted black and gold glasses, the hinged lower marked Regulator, eight-day trapezoidal movement with step train, maintaining power, and dead-beat escapement powered by an iron weight and regulated by a brass pendulum bob with a gilded wooden rod, ht. 50 in.

Provenance: Owned by Philip L. Spalding early in the 20th century and given by him to Estabrook & Company, Boston, in June of 1935.
Estimate $10,000-15,000

Dial is repainted, both glasses are probable replacements, weight is a replacement, hands are beautiful original examples, nice patina on case, movement and pendulum and rod are the originals.


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, Massachusetts, Estabrook & Company, Philip L. Spalding