A superlative first generation Simon Willard patent time piece, Roxbury circa 1805-08. This finest example is in spectacular original condition with untouched glasses and dial. The cross banded mahogany and rosewood frames surround eglomise glass panels decorated with gilt foliate borders with white and pink grounds. The throat glass features a graduated foliate and berry garland. The marvelous lower glass has a similar border around a spreadwing American eagle suspending a shield from it's beak. This shield which has gilt cross hatching and a black border serves as an occulus. The panel is signed at each side of the shield, "S. Willard's / Patent". The clock terminates in a reeded gilt drop bracket with an acorn drop. The clock is fitted with an original gilt brass spreadwing eagle. Height overall: 31 1/8".
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