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Simon Willard Mahogany Tall Clock

Auction:
2760M
Lot:
453
Sold for:
$18,450$15,000

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

Description:

Simon Willard Mahogany Tall Clock, Roxbury, Massachusetts, c. 1800, case attributed to Abiel White, fret-top case with brass, stop-fluted, freestanding columns flanking the glazed hood door over the Roman numeral painted iron dial signed Simon Willard with floral spandrels and moon's age in the arch, crotch mahogany and banded inlaid cut-corner waist door flanked by brass stop-fluted quarter columns, inlaid rope-turned banding on base edges resting on a two-stage molded base, eight-day, time and hour strike movement with false plate cast "Wilson," two cast iron weights and period pendulum, ht. 89 in. with finial.

Note: Case stamped "A.W" on the bottom two quarter rounds below waist door case suggesting Abiel White, who apprenticed to Stephen Badlam. Badlam is known for very similar cases.
Estimate $5,000-8,000

Lacking ogee feet, wooden pendulum rod is broken just above brass faced bob, fret is replaced


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

Abiel White, Roxbury, Massachusetts, Simon Willard, Wilson, Stephen Badlam