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Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
2946M Marlborough
October 27, 2016 10:00AMCalender

Federal Mahogany and Gilt-gesso Patent Timepiece or "Banjo" Clock

Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2946M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: October 28, 2016 10:00AM


Federal Mahogany and Gilt-gesso Patent Timepiece or "Banjo" Clock, attributed to Aaron Willard, Jr., Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1812-15, mahogany case, with 8-in. painted arabic numeral iron dial, gilt rope-molded frames enclosing the reverse-painted tablets, throat glass with oak leaves and acorns, and reading Patent, lower tablet with eagles and garland, lower gilt pedestal, uniform cut head housing the eight-day, brass, weight-driven movement with T-bridge and through bolt attachment, ht. 43 in.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

untouched dial with minor losses, original gilding on frames and pedestal with minor losses, minor retouch to tablets, bottom has repairs from weight falling through

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Aaron Willard , Jr.