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A Highly Important Joshua Wilder Dwarf Clock
Category: Clocks
SubType: Clocks
Origin: America-USA
Era: 19th Century
Height: 42.25 inches
Width: 12 inches
Depth: 6 inches
A rare and important dwarf clock, by Joshua Wilder, Hingham, Massachusetts. The case attributed to Henry Willard, Boston, circa 1824-30 This highly important clock has a diminutive mahogany case, proportioned to represent the form of a tall case clock from the workshops of Roxbury, Massachusetts. The dial is signed below the center arbor, "Warranted / by J. Wilder / Hingham ". The waisted case features superior mahogany veneers, the door and lower case each with a vibrantly figured center mahogany panel. The case terminates with a pillow molding atop a distinctive pair of gilt brass classical paw form front feet and turned rear feet. The clock case is marked in three places with the incised number "600" a technique which is closely identified with the cabinet making shop of Henry Willard. This clock has a mate with identical veneers and a dial signed by Wilder's workman Martial Shearman. It is illustrated in Fine Points Of Furniture, Early American by Albert Sack, page 129. Height to finial 48 1/4", Width 12", Depth 6".

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