Nathaniel Munroe Patent Timepiece or "Banjo" Clock, Concord, Massachusetts, c. 1815, the mahogany case with convex painted iron Arabic numeral dial, gilt rope moldings frame the reverse-painted glasses, the throat flanked by brass side ornaments with stenciled decoration, Federal eagle and marked N. Munroe, the lower on a red and green ground with silver leaf stenciling and shield pendulum aperture, eight-day timepiece with lead weight, pendulum, and butterfly tie-down, ht. 33 in.
Note: For information on Munroe and other Concord timepiece clockmakers, please see David F. Wood, "Concord, Massachusetts Clockmakers, 1811-1831," The Magazine Antiques, May 2001.
Dial undisturbed, throat glass appears to be original, movement, weight, pendulum, case brass hardware, tie-down are original, lower glass is repainted, probably had a pedestal.
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