Tall case clock

Creator:
Revere, Paul, 1735-1818
Willard, Aaron, Jr., 1757-1844
Published/Created:
Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States
ca. 1790–1810
Physical Description:
103 1/2 x 19 1/2 x 9 1/2 in.
Materials:
Mahogany; enamel
Notes:
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.
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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.
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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."
Variant Titles:
Hepplewhite mahogany grandfather clock
Topics:
Decoration and ornament -- Hepplewhite style
Furniture -- United States
Period/Style:
Federal
Hepplewhite
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
2678
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:
10989132
OID:
11977697
PID:
digcoll:1024385

Number of Pages: 2
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