Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States ca. 1790–1800
95 1/2 x 18 x 9 1/2 in.
Mahogany; satinwood or maple
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. ----- Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 2, p. 451, pl. 1125.
Hepplewhite mahogany grandfather clock
Decoration and ornament -- Hepplewhite style Furniture -- United States
tall case clocks (AAT)
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New York, New York, United States 1957–1990
Sack, December 1968 This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.