Aaron Willard Mahogany Wall Regulator, Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1830, the timepiece form with painted iron Roman numeral dial and signed Aaron Willard/Boston, reverse-painted black and gold glasses, the hinged lower marked Regulator, eight-day trapezoidal movement with step train, maintaining power, and dead-beat escapement powered by an iron weight and regulated by a brass pendulum bob with a gilded wooden rod, ht. 50 in.
Provenance: Owned by Philip L. Spalding early in the 20th century and given by him to Estabrook & Company, Boston, in June of 1935.
Dial is repainted, both glasses are probable replacements, weight is a replacement, hands are beautiful original examples, nice patina on case, movement and pendulum and rod are the originals.
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