Tall case clock

Creator:
Russell, Joseph N., active ca. 1792-1796
Willard, Simon, 1753-1848
Published/Created:
Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States
ca. 1792–1796
Physical Description:
92 x 19 x 10 in.
Materials:
Mahogany; enamel
Notes:
Sack catalogue description: Hepplewhite mahogany tall clock, the case is of typical Willard design, its magnificent beauty is aided by its compact small size and mellow original patina; the enameled dial is inscribed "Simon Willard" and the waist door contains the label of Simon Willard engraved by Joseph N. Russell, the clock is original in every respect except for a small section of the fretwork, beautiful golden brown patina. Accompanying this clock is a letter from Simon Willard to Mr. Ahijah Hawkes of Lynn, Massachusetts; that letter is reproduced with the clock. In an accompanying letter to Mr. Ahijah Hawkes, Willard called this "one of my best clocks." The inside of the waist door bears Simon Willard's rare early label printed by Joseph N. Russell of Quaker Street, Boston; Russell made labels for Simon Willard between 1792 and 1796.
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Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 7, pp. 1856–1857.
Variant Titles:
Hepplewhite mahogany tall clock
Topics:
Decoration and ornament -- Hepplewhite style
Furniture -- United States
Period/Style:
Federal
Hepplewhite
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
5150
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, October 1981
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:
10989335
OID:
11977752
PID:
digcoll:1024430

Number of Pages: 4
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