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Shelf Clock

1971.467AB (RS116275)

Description

Banjo Clock. Mahogany and mahogany veneer, light and darkwood inlay, glass, brass. a) Simon Willard type; eight day movement; circular head; trapezoidal waist; rectangular plinth, conforming mahogany tablets with light wood stringing and mahogany cross banding; pierced brass brackets flank the waist; cast eagle finial. b) Shelf supported by a cavetto moulded base; incised linear design.

Details

Maker
AFTER Willard, Simon, 1753-1848 (Maker)
Date
ca. 1810
Inscriptions
Written in pencil on back, ""Case repaired and refinished/and dial repainted/ By G.P. Fernald, Portsmouth, N.H./-June 1913-."" ""1155"" ""4950"" ""6351."" ""P"" (illegible). Handwritten ballpoint note inside, ""This cat gut weight cord';was replaced with/woven nylon on August/10, 1974 by Charles/Lennon, summer clockman, j.g.""
Location of origin
Roxbury, MA, USA
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
brass (alloy)
glass (material)
inlay (process)
mahogany (wood)
veneer
Object type
Furniture
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
CLOCK, SHELF
Eagle
Glass
glass (material)
Inlaid
inlay (process)
Mahogany
mahogany (wood)
Mahogany Veneer
shelf clocks
timepieces
veneer
Dimensions
33 x 9 5/8 x 3 3/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.467AB
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5054

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