Two Tavern Clocks. Left: Quilted Maple. Right: Crotch Mahogany. Each is decorated with satinwood and ebony crossbanding.
W. X 41" H.
Mermaid-motif Bride’s Banjo
Curly-maple Kidney-dial Clock
10" W. X 40" H.
David Wood Massachusetts
I made this Cross-banded Banjo
Clock for a
New York State Supreme Court Justice.
It bears an adaptation of the Seal of the
State of New York.
Three Banjo Clocks. Left and right: Bride’s
Banjos with floral side arms — called “Bride’s” because
the sides (mostly not visible in these photographs) are white. The
Bride’s clock on the left is a reproduction of an original by
Aaron Willard. The decoration depicts Atlas carrying the globe. There
are only two originals of this clock, and I know of no reproductions
other than my own. Center: A Presentation Banjo — so called because
of the extensive use of gold leaf — with Aurora, (Bringer of
the Dawn) motif reverse-painted on the door glass. This clock appeared
in Colonial Homes magazine in 1996. Right: This clock shows
a popular depiction of the War-of-1812 naval battle between the USS
Constitution (better known as “Old Ironsides”) and HMS
Guerriere, which ended in the capture and sinking of the Guerriere.
The USS Constitution has been preserved, and is still a commissioned
ship in the United States Navy; it is the world’s oldest commissioned
warship afloat. Read
more about this famous battle here.
17" W. X 34" H.
Double-Decker Connecticut Shelf Clock with George Washington