A superlative first generation Simon Willard antique patent time piece, Roxbury, Mass. circa 1805-08.
This finest example of a Simon Willard antique patent time piece is in spectacular original condition with untouched glasses and dial. The cross banded mahogany and rosewood frames surround eglomisé glass panels decorated with gilt foliate borders with white and pink grounds. The throat glass features a graduated foliate and berry garland. The marvelous lower glass has a similar border around a spread-wing American eagle suspending a shield from its beak. This shield which has gilt cross hatching and a black border serves as an oculus. The panel is signed at each side of the shield, "S. Willard's / Patent". The banjo clock terminates in a reeded gilt drop bracket with an acorn drop. The clock is fitted with an original gilt brass spread-wing eagle.
Height overall: 31 1/8"
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