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3595T Marlborough
April 20, 2021 12:00 PM - April 29, 2021 07:00 PMCalender

Waltham Mahogany and Gilt-front Lyre "Banjo" Clock

Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3595T Location: Marlborough Date / Time: April 20, 2021 12:00PM


Waltham Mahogany and Gilt-front Lyre "Banjo" Clock, c. 1930, convex glass over the signed roman numeral dial with crescent-moon-shaped hands, carved and gilt acanthus leaf panels enclosing the reverse-painted patriotic-theme tablets, eight-day time-only movement regulated by a wood rod pendulum and lead weight, ht. 44 in. with finial.

Provenance: For years, this clock was at Frederick J. Shepard's house at 31 Chestnut Street in Boston (from roughly 1925 to 1992); then to the current owner by family descent in 1992.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

case and throat frame stamped with "1"
overall wonderful condition including glasses, gilt and dial. The movement needs to be re-strung. Small gilt loss to a few of the balls on pedestal

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Frederick J. Shepard