Aaron Willard Boston
Late Federal Mahogany Dish Dial Massachusetts Shelf Clock made by Aaron Willard, Boston C. 1820’s. The case with matching “332” numbers frames, backboard, weight board retains its original first finish. The applied fret and brass finial are original. Dovetailed bottom board with original feet. The weight has never broken through the bottom and the protective weight board is intact as well. Eight day brass timepiece coupled to an untouched original 8″ painted concave or “dish” dial with a 7″ time track and 7/8″ numerals. The hands, pulley, and pendulum are original as well. Early cast iron weight powers the clock. On the front plate of the movement are two early repair inscriptions. One by Elnathan Taber, 1827 and one by his son, Thomas Taber in 1860. On the back of the inset Mahogany panel is a label by Adams & Eaton, Boston from the mid 1820’s as well. The upper glass with minor losses, signed by the maker. Undisturbed original dial mask. The clock measures 34 5/8 X 12 5/8 X 5 3/4 inches overall.