Tall case clock

Creator:
Brokaw, Isaac, 1746-1826
Egerton, Matthew, Jr., active ca. 1785-1837
Published/Created:
New Jersey, United States
1792
Physical Description:
Height: 91 in.
Materials:
Cherry; brass
Notes:
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.
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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."
Variant Titles:
Chippendale cherry tall case clock
Topics:
Decoration and ornament--Chippendale style
Furniture--United States
Period/Style:
Chippendale
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
3027B
Folder:
10976 nc, cab4dw4 misc end tiff_complete
Genre:
tall case clocks (AAT)
Format:
Image
Physical Object
Content Type:
Furnishings & Decorative Arts
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Public
Source Title:
Israel Sack, Inc., Archive
Source Created:
New York, New York, United States
1957–1990
Source Note:
Sack, January 1970
This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.
Yale Collection:
Yale University Art Gallery
Digital Collection:
Israel Sack Furniture Archive
oid pointer:
10992259
OID:
12116955
PID:
digcoll:1024591

Number of Pages: 2
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