Joshua Seward of Boston, Massachusetts.

Joshua Seward was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on May 5, 1809 and died in Woburn, Massachusetts on July 21, 1885. Current research suggests that he was most likely an apprentice of John Sawin’s. Sawin was a prolific Boston clockmaker and trained a fair number of clockmakers. In 1832, Seward formed a partnership with Alva Skinner under the firm name, Skinner & Seward. In May of 1833, Seward advertised that he was working alone at 63 Congress Street in Boston. By 1836, it appears he gave up clockmaking to operate the livery stable at the Boylston Estate. This was located on School Street in Boston. In 1840 through 1842, Seward lived in Charlestown.

Joshua Seward of Boston, Massachusetts. Lyre clock or Timepiece.

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