Roxbury, Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States 1804
34 x 10 x 3 1/2 in.
Mahogany; églomisé glass
Sack catalogue description: Banjo clock with the original églomisé glass panels, the door panel depicting the New York State coat of arms, the eagle holds in his beak a ribbon which reads "E Pluribus Unum"; the ribbon below reads "S Willard's PATENT," the waist glass has a crossed diamond center, the panels are framed in crossbanded mahogany borders; the brass works are inscribed "Made by E. Taber Roxbury 1804" in contemporary script. The occurence of the New York State coat of arms on a Boston banjo clock is rare and desirable; to our knowledge only one other example with this scene is known to exist. Made by Elnathan Taber, in the finest original state, ex-collection M. Taradash. ----- Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 6, p. 1574, pl. P4718.
Banjo clock with the original églomisé glass panels
Banjo clocks -- Federal style Furniture -- United States
clocks: banjo clocks (AAT)
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New York, New York, United States 1957–1990
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