Requires Photography

Deaccessioned February 26, 2015

Shelf clock

Early 19th century
Aaron Willard (1757–1844)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 83.8 x 31.8 x 14 cm (33 x 12 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.) Height without finials.

Accession Number

1976.656

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, mahogany veneer, pine

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Clocks

Inscription

Inside side bracket: "Cld. by E H J June 2, 1876 JHM"

On outside of back there is a North American Vanlines label.

On top of front board: "X"

In graphite on mounting board: "3135 [?]"

Signed

Dial signed: "Aaron Willard / BOSTON"

Provenance

Boylston family of Boston; Bequest of Barbara Boylston Bean (Accession Date September 8, 1976). February 26, 2015, deaccessioned by the MFA for sale through Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Credit Line

Bequest of Barbara Boylston Bean