Banjo clock

Creator:
Willard, Simon, 1753-1848
Published/Created:
Roxbury, Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States
ca. 1802–1815
Physical Description:
43 x 10 x 3 1/2 in.
Materials:
Mahogany; églomisé glass; gilding
Notes:
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.
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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.
Variant Titles:
Mahogany and gilt banjo clock with original églomisé glass panels
Topics:
Banjo clocks -- Federal style
Furniture -- United States
Period/Style:
Federal
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
3978
Genre:
clocks: banjo clocks (AAT)
Format:
Image
Physical Object
Content Type:
Furnishings & Decorative Arts
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Public
Source Title:
Israel Sack, Inc., Archive
Source Created:
New York, New York, United States
1957–1990
Source Note:
Sack, 1974
This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.
Folder:
Folder 10667 cab2dr3
Yale Collection:
Yale University Art Gallery
Digital Collection:
Israel Sack Furniture Archive
oid pointer:
10955772
OID:
11832800
PID:
digcoll:846980

Number of Pages: 3
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