A highly important Chippendale antique grandfather clock by Simon Willard, Roxbury, Massachusetts, circa 1795. The case attributed to Stephen Badlam, Dorchester.
This high style Chippendale grandfather clock is one of the finest examples produced by the renowned Roxbury clockmaker Simon Willard. The case, which has a rich color and a wonderful surface, has a form and layout typical of the cabinet shop of Stephen Badlam of Dorchester, Massachusetts. Several similar grandfather clock cases bear the mark of Stephen Badlam or his apprentices. This grandfather clock bears the incised initials “IC” for the Badlam apprentice Joseph Crehore. The dial is wonderfully signed “Simo Willard”. The style of the characters and specific lettering in the signature are attributed to Boston calligrapher and painter John Minot.
Height including finial 107"; Width 21”; Depth 10”
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