Brokaw, Isaac, 1746-1826 Egerton, Matthew, Jr., active ca. 1785-1837
New Jersey, United States 1792
Height: 91 in.
Sack catalogue description: Chippendale cherry tall clock with scroll top, scrollboard of open punchwork pattern, brass spandreled dial inscribed "Isaac Brokaw–E(lizabeth) Town"; fine case with gadrooned base border and chamfered corners, original finish, the case bears the label of Matthew Egerton, Jr., New Brunswick, N.J.; it is listed as "No. 2" and priced at "£9.1.6," dated May 10, 1792. This documented example of the combined efforts of New Jersey's best known cabinetmaker and clockmaker rates as one of its finest products; the punchwork scrollboard is associated with Egerton's shop and appears on several documented or labeled Egerton cases. Illustrated also is the pendulum bob engraved "IB" for Isaac Brokaw. Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 3, pp. 642–643, pl. 1437. ----- YUAG catalogue note: The label of Matthew Egerton, Jr., reads: "Made and Sold by / Matthew Egerton, Junior, / Joiner and Cabinetmaker, / New-Brunswick, / New-Jersey. / May 10, 1792 / No. 2 / Price £9..1..6."
Chippendale cherry tall case clock
Decoration and ornament--Chippendale style Furniture--United States
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New York, New York, United States 1957–1990
Sack, January 1970 This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.