Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States ca. 1815–1825
43 1/2 x 10 3/4 x 4 in.
Mahogany; églomisé glass; gilding
Sack catalogue description: Mahogany and gilt presentation banjo clock, the original églomisé glass panels are in crimson red, gilt and green with white backgrounds, the bottom glass inscribed "PATENT" and signed by the artist "Nolen" in the reverse; the glasses are framed with spiral gilt borders and the clock retains the original magnificent carved and gilded eagle, the brass works have a T-bridge escapement, a practice followed by few others than Simon Willard and Elnathan Taber. Only a few tablets signed by the artist Spencer Nolen exist; Nolen was a brother-in-law of Aaron Willard and his partner from about 1805–1809. This clock descended in the Fosdick family of Boston and Plymouth, Massachusetts. A pair of portraits painted by James Frothingham from the same source, Joann Fosdick and Mr. Fosdick, are shown on the opposite page; in all likelihood they were the original owners. ----- Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 6, pp. 1652–1653, pl. P4801.
Mahogany and gilt presentation banjo clock
Banjo clocks -- Federal style Furniture -- United States
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New York, New York, United States 1957–1990
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