Tall case clock

Creator:
Willard, Simon, 1753-1848
Published/Created:
Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States
ca. 1790–1800
Physical Description:
95 1/2 x 18 x 9 1/2 in.
Materials:
Mahogany; satinwood or maple
Notes:
Sack catalogue description: Hepplewhite mahogany grandfather clock made by Simon Willard, Boston-made dial with allegoric spandrels depicting the four seasons with landscape crest, fine Boston case of Seymour quality with curly satinwood or maple inlaid borders; outsplayed feet, fine bronze patina; inside the door is a rare variation of the usual direction label, abbreviated in size, with an engraved border that appears on the Russell labels from 1792–1796. The clock descended in the Pingree family of Salem and was obtained from the Beebe family, direct descendants; according to family tradition the clock originally stood in the Pingree House in Salem (now Gardner-Pingree House). The name "Wm. G. Pingree" and the date 1865 is inscribed on the direction label base; the text "Warranted for Capt. Nathaniel Garland, / Simon Willard" is also inscribed on the dial.
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Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 2, p. 451, pl. 1125.
Variant Titles:
Hepplewhite mahogany grandfather clock
Topics:
Decoration and ornament -- Hepplewhite style
Furniture -- United States
Period/Style:
Federal
Hepplewhite
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
0615
Genre:
tall case clocks (AAT)
Format:
Image
Physical Object
Content Type:
Furnishings & Decorative Arts
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement
Access Restrictions:
Public
Source Title:
Israel Sack, Inc., Archive
Source Created:
New York, New York, United States
1957–1990
Source Note:
Sack, December 1968
This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.
Folder:
Folder 10718 cab4dr3 tif
Yale Collection:
Yale University Art Gallery
Digital Collection:
Israel Sack Furniture Archive
oid pointer:
10989027
OID:
11977680
PID:
digcoll:1024367

Number of Pages: 5
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