AUCTION : 1018

Lot 913: Simon Willard Tall Clock

Lot#: 913

DESCRIPTION: Simon Willard, Roxbury, Mass., tall clock, 8 day, time and strike, weight driven movement in typical Roxbury style mahogany case with three brass finials including center eagle finial, fretted crest, stop fluted full columns with brass capitals flanking hood and trunk doors resting on ogee bracket base. The painted metal 12-in dial by Wilson of Birmingham as found on many Willard clocks of this period is signed "Simon Willard" in script has seconds bit, calendar and scene of woman dancing in arch.
CONDITION: the original finish remains and in some parts it is under an old overcoat. The dial has been cleaned and relined including signature; replacement feet and all associated blocking; replacement waist door with period escutcheon; replacement back splats on hood; repairs to fret. The finials appear period. The English-made dial (used on all S. Willard clocks of this period) under a black light shows repairs and repaint around dial feet. The pendulum is period and has some repairs. Period hour and minute hands. The tin can weights are period, although one appears to be undersized at only 9 pounds and is a replacement, the other 14 pounds.
ESTIMATE: $15000 - $20000
PRICE SOLD: $10000
CIRCA: 1795
DIMENSIONS: 92in x 19.75in x 10in

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