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Aaron Willard Federal Painted and Stencil-decorated "Bride's" Shelf Clock

Auction:
3147M
Lot:
188
Sold for:
$9,225$7,500

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3147M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 05, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Aaron Willard Federal Painted and Stencil-decorated "Bride's" Shelf Clock, Boston, c. 1815, central gilt and stenciled finial above the gilded rope-molded frames enclosing the reverse-painted tablet inscribed "Aaron Willard, Boston" within an oval cartouche on a stenciled ground with lyre spandrels over the roman numeral iron dish dial, lower section with gilded rope-molding frames enclosing the original looking glass above the stencil-decorated pillow molding and gilded ball feet, eight-day timepiece with iron weight and 12-in. pendulum, ht. 33 1/2 in.

Note: These white painted clocks are rare variants of "dish" dial glass-front shelf clocks.
Estimate $12,000-18,000


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.

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