Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States ca. 1820–1830
Height: 42 1/2 in.
Mahogany; églomisé glass; gilding
Sack catalogue description: Mahogany and gilt banjo clock with rare striking mechanism, carved and gilded spiral borders and base bracket, original églomisé glass panels; the door panel depicting an allegoric scene of Aurora riding a chariot drawn by winged horses, the waist panel depicting a symbolic figure of Liberty and inscribed "PATENT," dial inscribed "A. Willard, Jr., Boston." Made by Aaron Willard, Jr.; the eagle ornament is a replacement, the model derived from a virtually identical clock formerly in our possession. ----- Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 3, p. 770, pl. P3323.
Mahogany and gilt banjo clock
Decoration and ornament--Federal style Furniture--United States
banjo clocks (AAT)
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New York, New York, United States 1957–1990
Sack, September 1971 This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.