July 14, 2018 09:00 AM EDT Asheville, North Carolina


Rare Ephraim Willard Mahogany Tall Case Clock

Massachusetts, circa 1800, dial signed "E. Willard", arched painted dial with floral spandrels and painted moon phase, seconds sweep and date aperture, period pendulum, winder and two weights, brass eight day movement, waisted case with quarter fan inlays, brass inlaid quarter columns and ogee bracket feet, period saddle board, 97 x 20 x 10-1/2 in.

Provenance:with early label inscribed "This clock given to firm about 1900 by Thomas Wyman, a friend of Charles H. Watson", "this clock 'very valuable' was in my office at Estabrook & Co. 15 State Street, Boston, Massachusetts when Joe Mattison, myself and others were general partners..."; Melrose Plantation, Thomasville, Georgia


dial paint with crackle, flaking and points of re-touch, extensive flaking and losses to moon and date dials (see detailed photos), case generally good, feet largely intact with patches at two returns, acorn finials early but possible replacements, works and case appear to be good match (two saddle board supports off, but present), fretwork with some cracks, patches and repairs (appears to be original but later color at back, see detailed photos), case with other scattered typical surface flaws, fretwork and finials old replacements, works and case possibly associated

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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