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Simon Willard Eight-day Tall Clock

Auction:
2760M
Lot:
452
Sold for:
$17,220$14,000

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2760M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
November 01, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Simon Willard Eight-day Tall Clock, Roxbury, Massachusetts, c. 1795, fret top hood with fluted plinths and brass finials over the glazed door flanked by brass stop fluted freestanding columns flanking the painted iron Roman numeral dial signed Simon Willard, raised gilt spandrels and arch decoration, date and seconds dials, the tombstone-shaped waist door flanked by brass stop-fluted quarter columns over a shortened base with paterae and two-stage base molding, eight-day time and hour strike movement with period wooden pendulum rod and brass-faced bob all powered by two period tin-cased weights, ht. 91 in.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

The base of this clock was shortened 3-5 inches probably 100 years ago, leaving much of the blocking and bottom board (marked in chalk "Bottom") intact, waist door hinge needs mending, other age consistent imperfections, movement original to the dial, and despite spacer shims under seating board, the movement/dial are original to the case. Dial is undisturbed including signature.


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

Roxbury, Massachusetts, Simon Willard