Roxbury, Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States ca. 1822–1830
Diameter: 30 x 8 1/4 in.
Mahogany; glass; enamel; brass
Sack catalogue description: Classical mahogany lighthouse clock, based on Eddystone lighthouse, invented and patented by Simon Willard. This example is in superb condition, retaining the original blown glass dome; the brass of the frontal cornucopia and laurel wreath mount, the ball feet, the chased dial and case borders and the bell finial retain the original fire gilding; the enameled dial is inscribed, "SIMON WILLARD & SON'S – PATENT." This clock was purchased from the Baum estates, Livermore Falls, Maine. ----- Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 4, p. 109, pl. P3996.
Classical mahogany lighthouse clock
Decoration and ornament--Federal style Furniture--United States
shelf clocks (AAT)
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New York, New York, United States 1957–1990
Sack, June 1974 This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.