Roxbury, Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States ca. 1802–1815
43 x 10 x 3 1/2 in.
Mahogany; églomisé glass; gilding
Sack catalogue description: Mahogany and gilt banjo clock with the original églomisé glass waist and door panels, the door panel inscribed "S. Willard's Patent" and composed of a crescent with bellflower spandrels in powder blue inner and outer borders on white background, the waist panel is composed of flowers and vines in a powder blue border on white background; both panels are contained in frames with crossbanded borders, the waist panel secured by four screws, the base bracket retains the original gilt; the brass eagle is original as are the works which have the T-bridge escapement mechanism. This clock is in the finest original state, made by Simon Willard; ex-collection the late Mitchel Taradash. ----- Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 4, p. 1072, pl. P3978. Book: Alice Winchester, Living With Antiques (New York: Robert McBride and Company, 1948), p. 91. Journal/Periodical: The Magazine Antiques (January 1953): p. 44.
Mahogany and gilt banjo clock with 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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