Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States ca. 1790–1810
103 1/2 x 19 1/2 x 9 1/2 in.
Sack catalogue description: Hepplewhite mahogany grandfather clock, original fretwork of beautiful intricate design, enamelled moon-phase dial; crotch mahogany-veneered fronts with crossbanded borders. Made by Aaron Willard, original label engraved by Paul Revere; in Brigham, Paul Revere's Engravings, pl. 57, the label is identified as the work of Paul Revere. The history of this clock can be traced back to Solomon Wildes of Boston (1790–1810); the inscription "Aaron Willard, Boston" is painted on the face plate. ----- Related objects: Book: Clarence S. Brigham, Paul Revere's Engravings (New York: Atheneum, 1969), pl. 57. Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 2, p. 455, pl. 1130. ----- YUAG catalogue note: The original label by Paul Revere reads, "Common House Clocks, Table / Spring Clocks, and Time-pieces, / of different constructions made by / Aaron Willard / Boston."
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.