Aaron Willard Shelf Clock

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  1. Noel Poirier

    Noel Poirier NAWCC Staff
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    Jul 30, 2007
    Museum Director, National Watch & Clock Museum
    Columbia, Pennsylvania
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    Shelf Clock, c. 1810, Aaron Willard. This Aaron Willard shelf clock with two reverse painted-on-glass doors, pediment top with brass urn finial has a round, concave dial with roman numerals. The glass in the upper door is reverse painted with florals and a lyre in each corner. The glass reads "Aaron Willard Boston” in a cartouche in the lower center portion of the door. The lower door is reverse painted with a scene depicting two cows, two sheep, a dog and a man and woman framed in a floral border. This clock was owned by Barclay Stephens and was gifted to the National Watch & Clock Museum by the California Academy of Sciences in 2013.

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