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    Daniel Webster: A Possibly Unique Circa 1830s Mantel Clock. Although Webster was one of the towering political figures of his day he never achieved the presidency. Perhaps as a consequence few "display items" honoring him seem to have been produced. This lovely clock is surely the best of that genre. It features a large "folk art" image of a rather youthful Webster with name below, and probably dates from the mid-1830s.

    The case is elaborately carved walnut and walnut veneer, with a stylized American eagle at the top. Overall display condition is excellent, although it does exhibit typical minor flaws for a clock of this type: The doorknob is missing, the clock face shows wear, and there are very minor imperfections in the reverse glass portrait. It is not in working order, as usually seen with clocks of this type. We have never encountered nor seen pictured any other Daniel Webster clock, and this offering presents a very special opportunity for Webster collectors as well as generalists who appreciate the finest early American political display items.
    From the collection of Robert and Julie Sterling.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2019
    4th-5th Saturday-Sunday
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