Banjo clock

Creator:
Willard, Aaron, Jr., 1757-1844
Published/Created:
Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States
ca. 1820–1830
Physical Description:
Height: 42 1/2 in.
Materials:
Mahogany; églomisé glass; gilding
Notes:
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.
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Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 3, p. 770, pl. P3323.
Variant Titles:
Mahogany and gilt banjo clock
Topics:
Decoration and ornament--Federal style
Furniture--United States
Period/Style:
Federal
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
3323
Genre:
banjo clocks (AAT)
Format:
Image
Physical Object
Content Type:
Furnishings & Decorative Arts
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement
Access Restrictions:
Public
Source Title:
Israel Sack, Inc., Archive
Source Created:
New York, New York, United States
1957–1990
Source Note:
Sack, September 1971
This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.
Folder:
10976 nc, cab4dw4 misc end tiff_complete
Yale Collection:
Yale University Art Gallery
Digital Collection:
Israel Sack Furniture Archive
OID:
10992284
PID:
digcoll:1024804