Shelf clock

Creator:
Willard, Simon, 1753-1848
Published/Created:
Roxbury, Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States
ca. 1822–1830
Physical Description:
Diameter: 30 x 8 1/4 in.
Materials:
Mahogany; glass; enamel; brass
Notes:
Sack catalogue description: Classical mahogany lighthouse clock, based on Eddystone lighthouse, invented and patented by Simon Willard. This example is in superb condition, retaining the original blown glass dome; the brass of the frontal cornucopia and laurel wreath mount, the ball feet, the chased dial and case borders and the bell finial retain the original fire gilding; the enameled dial is inscribed, "SIMON WILLARD & SON'S – PATENT." This clock was purchased from the Baum estates, Livermore Falls, Maine.
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Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 4, p. 109, pl. P3996.
Variant Titles:
Classical mahogany lighthouse clock
Topics:
Decoration and ornament--Federal style
Furniture--United States
Period/Style:
Federal
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
3996
Genre:
shelf 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, June 1974
This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.
Folder:
10976 nc, cab4dw4 misc end tiff_complete
Yale Collection:
Yale University Art Gallery
Digital Collection:
Israel Sack Furniture Archive
oid pointer:
10992344
OID:
12116978
PID:
digcoll:1024586

Number of Pages: 2
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