Aaron Willard Boston Chippendale Mahogany Tall Case Clock C. 1800

Aaron Willard Boston

Early True Chippendale Boston Tall Case Clock made by Aaron Willard.  The locally painted American iron dial retains an untouched original signature.  The folk painting in the “hemispheres” is original as well and attributed to Spencer Nolen of Boston.   The dial couples directly to the movement without a “false” or intermediate plate.   The brass eight day works are in an excellent state of preservation and have been totally overhauled in our shop: clock runs, strikes and indexes fine.   The narrow waisted case stands at 97″ tall and is constructed from the best, old growth, dense Mahogany.  The fretwork, chimney & finials are original.   The bonnet is flanked by fluted columns captured by brass capitals along with inset brass stop flutes.   The case with desirable narrow waist proportions features a tombstone door trimmed with a thumbnail molding.  The waist is flanked by fluted quarter columns with brass stop flutes.   The stepped molded base continues to ogee bracket feet.   This clock spent all but the last 50 years of it’s life in one house on Nantucket.   Provenance will be provided to the purchaser.   This is an extremely nice example of a rare Aaron Willard clock.