Aaron Willard Federal Painted Shelf Clock
- Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2760M
- Date / Time :
- November 01, 2014 10:00AM
Aaron Willard Federal Painted Shelf Clock, Boston, c. 1815, the cherry case with original off-white paint, gilded rope-molded frames enclosing the reverse-painted tablet in the hood section inscribed Aaron Willard, Boston within an oval cartouche on a stenciled ground with lyre spandrels over the iron dish dial with Roman numerals, the lower section with gilded rope-molding framing the original looking glass above a pillow molding and gilded ball feet, eight-day timepiece with iron weight and 12-in. pendulum, ht. 33 1/2 in.
Note: Commonly called "bride's" clocks, these white painted clocks are rare variants of the "dish" dial glass front shelf clocks. Other Federal forms found in off-white paint include chairs, dressing tables, and wall clocks.
No significant repairs, replacements or restoration. Original hands, weight, pendulum, white paint, gilded and stenciled surfaces are all the original, minor losses to painted surfaces and to winding hole area of dial, original looking glass, finials are probable replacements, an outstanding example of what is commonly known as a "Bride's Clock".
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