Federal banjo clock featuring a rare alarm mechanism, a mahogany case and eglomise paint decorated tablets.
Signed on the dial by Aaron Willard, Jr. (1783-1864), Boston, Massachusetts,
1810 – 1825.
Mahogany with Eastern white pine secondary.
A Federal banjo clock featuring a round enamel dial and an eight day brass movement with a rare alarm mechanism and exterior bell. The dial and movement are held in a case featuring a round glass door joined to the mahogany veneer case with an exterior alarm bell on top. The case features a round top over a tapered waist section with an applied eglomise decorated glass tablet and applied cast brass side arms. The waist section is over a rectangular base with an applied eglomise decorated glass tablet.
Why do we love it? Despite the lack of a snooze button, it is one impressive alarm clock.