Thomas, I., active ca. 1796-1805 Willard, Simon, 1753-1848
Roxbury, Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States ca. 1796–1810
85 x 19 x 9 1/2 in.
Mahogany; enamel; brass
Sack catalogue description: Hepplewhite mahogany inlaid tall clock of rare small size, a compact proportioned, typical Willard case with fan-inlaid quadrants on door and base panel, brass reeded fluted quarter columns and hood columns; original ogee bracket feet, fretwork and brass finials, the enamel moon dial is inscribed, the door retains the original engraved label and directions of Simon Willard engraved by I. Thomas, Jr.; choice mellow brown patina. Made by Simon Willard; the face plate is inscribed, "Warranted for Mr. Ethel Jennings. / Simon Willard," and the label reads, "Printed by I. Thomas, JUN. – Worcester." The inscription "April 5, 1839 / Clened / Recd pay / ...(?)" is written in chalk on the inside of the waist door. ----- Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 8, p. 2194, pl. P5602.
Hepplewhite mahogany inlaid tall 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, February 1985 This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.