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Lot 975: Patent timepiece in the style of Simon Willard, cherry case with mahogany backboard, elongated acorn finial, reverse painted throat and box glasses, convex white painted sheet iron dial, barbed steel hands, cast brass bezel with convex glass, 8 day

Lots 521-1023: Antiques, Jewelry, Watches & Clocks

by R.O. Schmitt Fine Arts, LLC

23 October 2016

Manchester, NH, USA

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  • Patent timepiece in the style of Simon Willard, cherry case with mahogany backboard, elongated acorn finial, reverse painted throat and box glasses, convex white painted sheet iron dial, barbed steel hands, cast brass bezel with convex glass, 8 day
  • Patent timepiece in the style of Simon Willard, cherry case with mahogany backboard, elongated acorn finial, reverse painted throat and box glasses, convex white painted sheet iron dial, barbed steel hands, cast brass bezel with convex glass, 8 day
  • Patent timepiece in the style of Simon Willard, cherry case with mahogany backboard, elongated acorn finial, reverse painted throat and box glasses, convex white painted sheet iron dial, barbed steel hands, cast brass bezel with convex glass, 8 day
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Description: Patent timepiece in the style of Simon Willard, cherry case with mahogany backboard, elongated acorn finial, reverse painted throat and box glasses, convex white painted sheet iron dial, barbed steel hands, cast brass bezel with convex glass, 8 day timepiece movement with recoil escapement, step train, t bridge suspension, and diagonally opposed holes for fillister head mounting screws, brass pendulum with iron rod and brass keystone, lead weight

Condition Report: case refinished, mounting tabs added to throat frame, glasses replaced, paint artificially aged, two plugged holes in throat frame, three unexplained holes at top of backboard, finial with losses to gesso, pendulum tie down broken, dial with scratches and minor losses, hour wheel replaced, brass strip added to front plate to retain minute wheel, movement mounting screws replaced, weight pulley replaced, weight replaced

Dimensions: 34.5in x 10in x 3.5in

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