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In 1776 Benjamin Willard established a clock-making workshop in Grafton, Massachusetts. His brothers Simon, Ephraim, and Aaron joined him, creating a dynasty that trained dozens of young men over three generations. In the early 1780s, Simon Willard began one of America's earliest clock factories...

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Owned originally by a Mr. Rubin Morci (sp?) of Newtown, Massachusetts; later in the collection of Francis Hill Bigelow and then Herman F. Clarke; purchased from Henry Kaufman, a dealer, by Mr. and Mrs. Karolik

Credit Line

The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts

about 1800

Object Place

Roxbury, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Eighteenth-Century American Arts No. 127


Overall height including finial (width and depth are at middle of cabinet): 252.4 x 35.2 x 17.8 cm (99 3/8 x 13 7/8 x 7 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Mahogany, pine




Furniture, Clocks