A rare Classical box-lyre banjo clock with alarm, attributed to Abiel Chandler of Concord New Hampshire, circa 1825-1830.
This clock, which is in an exceptional state of preservation, is fitted with the extremely rare combination of a time and strike train along with an alarm mechanism. The clock has a carved wood final, a turned wood bezel and an elaborate foliate throat frame. The throat glass and lower panel are decorated with a similar motif depicting an American eagle above two cornucopiae and a patriotic shield. Height with finial 41 1/2" Width 10 1/2” Depth 4”.
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