Skinner & Seward of Boston, Massachusetts.

Alva Skinner watchmaker and clockmaker was born in Wakefield, New Hampshire in 1806 and died in Malden, Massachusetts on January 23, 1883. He likely served his apprenticeship to John Sawin in Boston.

Joshua Seward was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on May 5, 1809 and died in Woburn, Massachusetts on July 21, 1885. He was most likely an apprentice of John Sawin’s who worked in Boston.

The Skinner & Seward partnership was formed in 1832 and was located at 63 Congress Street in Boston.

Skinner & Seward Lyre or Harp wall clock.

This is a fine mahogany lyre from wall clock or Timepiece. The clock is surmounted by a turned wooden mahogany finial.… read more