Federal Carved Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Tall Case Clock, labeled Simon Willard, Roxbury, Massachusetts, c. 1800, the pierced fret joining reeded plinths above the molded tombstone hood with string-inlaid door, opening to a white-painted iron dial lettered "Warranted for Mr. Wm. Brackler/S. Willard" with seconds hand, calendar aperture, and moon's age indicator in the arch, and brass eight-day weight-driven movement, flanked by brass stop-fluted columns, above the waist with molded and string-inlaid door flanked by similarly stop-fluted quarter-columns, all on string-inlaid base and flaring French feet joining a shaped skirt, ht. with finial 92 in.
Provenance: Richmond's Antiques, Holliston, Massachusetts. Purchased from the above in August of 1957. Dated bill of sale included with the lot.
A Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, Collection
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