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.
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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