AUCTION : 1018

Lots 1005 - 1018: Banjo Wall Clocks

Lot#: 1005

DESCRIPTION: Attributed to Simon Willard, Boston, Mass., 8 day, weight brass movement patent or banjo wall timepiece.
CONDITION: Mahogany and banded veneer door frame case in an old finish. The rosewood and mahogany banding on the throat frame has a couple small repairs. A couple small repairs on the holly banding on the bottom door. Bottom board has been replaced as a result of damage from the weight. Both tablets are replaced, but painting in authentic Willard style by Linda Abrams. Original painted convex dial has the remains of the numbers. Original hands. T-bridge movement is attached to the case with through bolts. Movement has a barrel click with a shaped end. An example of this movement can be found in "Willard's Patent Time Pieces" by Paul Foley, Pg. 22. Eagle finial is cast resin.
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $1500
PRICE SOLD: $1700
CIRCA: 1805
DIMENSIONS: 29.5in x 10in x 3.5in

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Lot#: 1006

DESCRIPTION: James Cole, Rochester, New Hampshire, 8 day, weight brass movement patent or banjo wall timepiece.
CONDITION: Mahogany and gilt banjo in original finish. Original gilding. The original throat tablet is cracked. Bottom tablet is original also. Original dial has the faint remains of the original signature. It has wear to the chapter ring and some loss at the mounting pins. Original hands. Movement is mounted to the case with through bolts. The metal that can be seen from the back of the head are slugs of lead that were melted in place to accept the end of the through bolts. Melting the lead in place charred the wood around the holes. There are two empty screw holes located on the diagonals opposite where the two lead-filled holes are located. The movement sits on two small shims added to the top of the throat pieces. The bottom board has been replaced as a result of weight damage. Replaced finial.
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $1500
PRICE SOLD: $2000
CIRCA: 1820
DIMENSIONS: 23in x 10in x 4in

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Lot#: 1007

DESCRIPTION: Massachusetts, possibly Stephenson, Howard & Davis, Boston, Mass. 8 day, time and strike weight brass movement patent or banjo timepiece. The use of a three pillar design with two access holes through the front plate leads to the attribution. See "Willard's Patent Time Pieces by Paul J. Foley", Pg. 155.
CONDITION: Refinished mahogany and mahogany veneered case in nice condition with a small veneer repair at the top of the throat door. Both tablets are nicely done replacements. Original dial has been repainted. Hands look to be replaced.
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $1500
PRICE SOLD: $550
CIRCA: 1845
DIMENSIONS: 32in x 10in x 4.75in

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Lot#: 1008

DESCRIPTION: Perhaps Simon or Aaron Willard, Boston, Mass., 8 day, weight T-bridge brass movement banded case patent or banjo or wall timepiece
CONDITION: Mahogany and banded veneered doors and throat in an old finish in nice condition. Original bottom tablet has numerous dates starting as early as 1852. Bottom door is of mortise and tendon construction. The throat tablet appears to be replaced. Throat frame is constructed with splines. Movement is attached to the case with through bolts. Original dial plate that is held in the case with two L-turns has been repainted. Original hands. The two sidearms have been repaired in the center area. Period finial and most likely an original winding key.
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $1200
PRICE SOLD: $1600
CIRCA: 1810
DIMENSIONS: 34in x 10in x 3.25in

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Lot#: 1009

DESCRIPTION: James Cross, Rochester, New Hampshire, 8 day, weight brass movement patent or banjo wall timepiece.
CONDITION: Mahogany case in nice condition in an old finish. There is small chip on the bottom door frame. Original tablets have some minor loss to the border. Original painted dial is attached to the case with two L-turns. It has some wear to the numbers, some staining and inpainting to repair paint loss that does not affect the signature. Original hands. Period finial that is most likely original. Movement is attached to the case with a screw through the backboard.
ESTIMATE: $900 - $1200
PRICE SOLD: $4000
CIRCA: 1825
DIMENSIONS: 30in x 10in x 3.5in

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Lot#: 1010

DESCRIPTION: Levi Hutchins, Concord, New Hampshire, 8 day, weight brass movement mirror clock. The movement was made by Joseph Chadwick.
CONDITION: Black painted pine case with a Hitchcock style mirror in nice condition. It looks like most of the gilding on the columns is intact under a dark finish. There is some scattered loss on the corner blocks. The mirror is period and most likely original. Dial surround tablet replaced. The tip on the hour hand has broken off. The original dial has some staining and is signed "Levi Hutchins", but the movement is the type made by Joseph Chadwick of Boscawen, New Hampshire. There may be some question about the current signature or Hutchins may have been buying movements from Chadwick.
ESTIMATE: $900 - $1200
PRICE SOLD: $1000
CIRCA: 1815
DIMENSIONS: 29.5in x 14.25in x 4in

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Lot#: 1011

DESCRIPTION: Massachusetts, 8 day, weight brass movement patent or banjo timepiece.
CONDITION: Mahogany case in nice condition in original finish. The case has a chestnut backboard. The dial is mounted to the case with three L-turns and has some loss a the mounting pins and small chip. Original throat tablet. Bottom tablet is old, but likely replaced. The movement is attached to the case with taper pins through short studs screwed into the backboard. The finial is period as it is made of thin brass. The bottom finial is missing.
ESTIMATE: $900 - $1200
PRICE SOLD: $300
CIRCA: 1825
DIMENSIONS: 33.5in x 10.25in x 4in

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Lot#: 1012

DESCRIPTION: Unknown, possibly Boston area, 8 day, weight-driven brass movement patent or banjo wall timepiece with alarm.
CONDITION: Mahogany and mahogany veneered case in an old finish has some small veneer repairs on the throat frame and bottom door. There are repairs to both wood sidearms. Original dial plate has been repainted. Arm to support the alarm bell is missing. Dial is attached to the case with two L-turns. Original hands.
ESTIMATE: $900 - $1200
PRICE SOLD: $750
CIRCA: 1830
DIMENSIONS: 36.5in x 10.5in x 3.5in

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Lot#: 1013

DESCRIPTION: Daniel Hubbard, Woonsocket, Rhode Island, 8 day, weight brass movement patent or banjo wall timepiece.
CONDITION: Half round molded mahogany case in an old finish has with a chestnut backboard. The half round molded mahogany door and throat frame has numerous age cracks. The throat tablet is likely original as is it cracked and now has a front and back piece of glass to protect it. The bottom tablet looks replaced. Original painted dial has some loss at the mounting screws and shows surface stains. The signature appear original. Original hands. The movement is attached to the case with tabs cast as part of the backplate. It is also unusual in that the wheel spokes are very thin.
ESTIMATE: $800 - $1000
PRICE SOLD: $750
CIRCA: 1835
DIMENSIONS: 32in x 10in x 3.5in

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Lot#: 1014

DESCRIPTION: Massachusetts, 8 day, weight brass movement box Lyre wall timepiece.
CONDITION: Mahogany and mahogany veneer case in old, possibly original finish with some small veneer damage on the bottom bracket, a ding on the right side half round molding and a repaired crack in the carved lyre front. Finial plinth looks replaced. Dial door has three shrinkage crack repairs. Original dial has yellowed and has some staining. Hands have age, but may be replaced. Bottom tablet is cracked and protected with another layer of glass. Throat tablet is cracked and has another piece of glass to protect it and has areas of gold paint to cover the missing areas in the original gilt design. Movement possibly by Henry A. Hinckley, Boston. Movement is attached to the case with a screw through the backboard. A similar example can be found in "Willard's Patent Time Pieces" by Paul Foley on page 133. Movement is attached to the case with a screw through the backboard.
ESTIMATE: $800 - $1000
PRICE SOLD: $2600
CIRCA: 1830
DIMENSIONS: 37.5in x 11.5in x 3.75in

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Lot#: 1015

DESCRIPTION: Willard school banjo wall clock, 8 day, time only, weight driven movement with T-bridge suspension in an inlaid mahogany case with reverse painted throat and lower tablets and a painted metal dial
CONDITION: the case has had veneer restoration and the bottom has been replaced along with other restorations. The tablets have been repainted. The dial has been properly conserved and is in good condition with original paint and some fading to numerals. The hands are original. The finials are replacements.
ESTIMATE: $800 - $1200
PRICE SOLD: $1200
CIRCA: 1805
DIMENSIONS: 34.5in x 10.25in x 3.5in

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Lot#: 1016

DESCRIPTION: Unknown, Massachusetts, 8 day, weight brass movement patent or banjo wall timepiece.
CONDITION: Mahogany case in an old finish. Unusual leaf form veneer on the door. Tablets are replaced. Original painted dial has age darkened a little, some staining and scratches. Dial is attached to the head using two L-turns. Period hands are mismatched. Period finial. Movement is attached to the case with a center screw through the backboard.
ESTIMATE: $700 - $900
PRICE SOLD: $1500
CIRCA: 1830
DIMENSIONS: 29in x 10in x 3.5in

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Lot#: 1017

DESCRIPTION: Unknown, possibly Massachusetts, 8 day, time and strike weight brass movement gilt front box Lyre clock.
CONDITION: It is difficult to date this clock. Mahogany and carved gilt case appears to be mid 19th century. It has some loss to the gilding and darkening of the finish over the gilding. Carved lyre front has a couple of surface cracks. Metal baffle is replaced. Both tablets have age, but not original. Case brass bezel and dial are oversized. Dial, hands and tablets are c1920 and may have been added to an older case or the entire clock may be c1920.
ESTIMATE: $700 - $900
PRICE SOLD: $475
CIRCA: 1840?
DIMENSIONS: 41.5in x 12.5in x 4in

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Lot#: 1018

DESCRIPTION: Unsigned, Massachusetts, 8 day, weight brass movement patent or banjo wall timepiece.
CONDITION: Mahogany case In an old and possibly original finish. The bottom box is of dove tailed construction. The movement is attached to the case with through bolts. Original hands,. The throat frame is attached to the case with two screws. Movement is stamped: "1.0" and the case is stamped "76 ". Both tablets are replaced, but done on old glass. The dial numerals have been strengthened. Dial is attached to the case with three L-turns. Finial is modern.
ESTIMATE: $700 - $900
PRICE SOLD: $800
CIRCA: 1815
DIMENSIONS: 29.5in x 9.75in x 3.75in

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