Federal Mahogany Tall Case Clock

Roll over for video transcriptA top lot in Michaan’s December fine auction is found in this Aaron Willard Federal tall case clock at an estimate of $20,000-30,000.  The groundbreaking Willard Brothers manufactured the clock in the early 19th century.  The company not only dominated clock making in the Boston region, but their production efforts are largely responsible for pushing the timepiece into mainstream society.  The quality of Willard’s tall case clocks remain vastly superior, with an elevated level of craftsmanship and refined proportions that continue to dominate in today’s market.  The Aaron Willard Federal tall case clock will be auctioned on Monday, December the 8th. Join us on December 8th for an opportunity to buy federal mahogany tall case clock.
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Federal Mahogany Tall Case Clock
Aaron Willard (Boston, Active 1790-1810)
The rectangular hood with a reticulated arched molded cornice raised on twin gilt mounted Ionic columns enclosing an arched door, the trunk with a banded rectangular panel molded door flanked by inset columnar stiles over a barber pole inlay edge, raised on an outstepped rectangular base, the 17 inch arch painted dial and chapter ring having Roman hours and Arabic minutes, a subsidiary seconds ring, the arch with a finely painted harbor scene over gilt painted spandrels, raised on block feet, surmounted by three gilt brass ball finials, the dial with inscription "Aaron Willard, Boston" and a trade label on door.
Dimensions 94 1/2 x 19 x 9 inches (240 x 48.2 x 22.8 cm)
Estimate: $20,000/30,000

Fine Art, Furniture, Decorative Arts and Jewelry Auction
Monday, December 8, 2014, 10am
Main Gallery, 2751 Todd Street, Alameda, CA
Driving Directions
Preview:
Friday, December 5, 12pm - 5pm
Saturday, December 6, 10am - 5pm
Sunday, December 8, 9am - 5pm
Day of sale, beginning at 9am
& by appointment
Inquiries:
Decorative Arts
Elizabeth Dalton
(510) 740-0220 x 127
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