1060
1060

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF ANNE H. AND FREDERICK VOGEL III

Very Fine and Rare Federal Inlaid and Figured Mahogany and Satinwood Tall Case Clock, works by Aaron Willard (1757-1844), Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1810
Estimation
40 00060 000
ACCÉDER AU LOT
1060

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF ANNE H. AND FREDERICK VOGEL III

Very Fine and Rare Federal Inlaid and Figured Mahogany and Satinwood Tall Case Clock, works by Aaron Willard (1757-1844), Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1810
Estimation
40 00060 000
ACCÉDER AU LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Very Fine and Rare Federal Inlaid and Figured Mahogany and Satinwood Tall Case Clock, works by Aaron Willard (1757-1844), Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1810
Dial inscribed Aaron Willard, Boston and Warranted for Mr. Joseph Barfs; labeled Aaron Willard.
Height 95 in. by Width 20 in. by Depth 10 1/4 in.
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Description

This clock was likely commissioned for Captain Joseph Barss (1750-1826) of Liverpool, Nova Scotia. Barss was born in Chatham, Massachusetts and frequented Boston on his sailing ventures.  His son, Joseph Barss, Jr. (1776–1824), was also a sea captain. He captained the schooner Liverpool Packet which was a captured slave ship originally named the Severn.  Barss, Jr. became one of the most successful privateers on the North American Atlantic coast during the War of 1812.  Additional information on Joseph Barss see C. H. J. Snider, Under the Red Jack; Privateers of the Maritime Provinces of Canada in the War of 1812, (London, M. Hopkinson & Company, Ltd., 1928), pp. 17–52.

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