Shelf Clock

Collection Type

  • Clocks and timekeeping

Date

ca. 1810

GUSN

GUSN-5054

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

Descriptive Terms

shelf clocks
timepieces
brass (alloy)
glass (material)
inlay (process)
mahogany (wood)
veneer
Mahogany
Mahogany Veneer
Inlaid
Eagle
Glass
Brass
CLOCK, SHELF

Inscription

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.""

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Additional Identification Number

1971.467A,B

Maker

AFTER Willard, Simon, 1753-1848 (Maker)

Location of Origin

Roxbury, MA, USA

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

33 x 9 5/8 x 3 3/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.467AB

Places

Massachusetts (United States)