American Giltwood Eglomisé Paneled Banjo Clock
This beautiful American timepiece dates to the 1820’s, at which time the banjo clock was remarkably sleek and efficient for a wall clock. Esteemed American clockmaker, Simon Willard, is credited with the design. This wonderful example is crafted in a giltwood case with a full-bodied eagle finial, gilt rope-twist trim, and pierced brass side arms. Eye-catching eglomisé (reverse-painted) glass tablets are inset to the throat and pendulum door, with the door glass depicting the goddess Aurora in her chariot.
Keeping the time is an eight-day weight-driven movement. The time displays on a painted iron dial with Roman numerals, Breguet-style hands, and within a cast brass bezel. In addition, this timepiece has been masterfully restored by Tom Moberg and bears a one-year warranty.
33″H x 10 1/2″W x 4 1/4″D
Circa 1825SKU: LPEC 127 $1,450 Inquire