Aaron Willard Junior of Boston, Massachusetts.

Aaron Willard Jr. was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts on June 29, 1783. He had the good fortune of being born into America’s leading clockmaking family. His father Aaron and uncle Simon had recently moved from the rural community of Grafton and began a productive career of manufacturing high quality clocks in this new ideal location. Based on the traditions of the day, it is thought that Aaron Jr. probably learned the skill of clockmaking from his family. We have owned a large number of wall timepieces or more commonly called banjo clocks that were made by this talented maker. Based on the numbers seen in the marketplace, it is logical to assume he was one of the most prolific makers of this form. We have also owned a fair number of tall case clocks, Massachusetts shelf clocks and gallery clocks. Aaron Jr. retired from clockmaking sometime around 1850 and moved to Newton, Massachusetts. He died on May 2nd, 1864.

Aaron Willard Jr. tall case clock. Boston, Massachusetts. A very colorful example.

This very attractive case exhibits bold proportions. This is due to the fact that the dial is slightly oversized measuring 13… read more

Aaron Willard Jr., Boston, Massachusetts. This important tall case clock retains the Maker's set up label.

This important labeled mahogany case tall clock was made by Aaron Willard Jr., of Boston, Massachusetts.   Aaron Willard Jr. was… read more

Aaron Willard Jr., Boston, Massachusetts. An inlaid and cross-banded mahogany case tall clock.

This fine inlaid mahogany case tall clock was made by Aaron Willard Jr. of Boston, Massachusetts. Aaron Willard Jr. was born… read more

Aaron Willard Jr., of Boston, Massachusetts. A large gilded gallery clock made in 1831. This impressive case measures 44.25 inches in diameter.

This important gilded case Gallery Clock was made by Aaron Willard Jr., of Boston, Massachusetts in 1831. The weight driven gallery… read more