Dwarf tall clock

Creator:
Wilder, Joshua, 1786-1860
Published/Created:
Hingham, Plymouth county, Massachusetts, United States
ca. 1821
Physical Description:
50 3/4 x 10 7/8 x 5 1/2 in.
Materials:
Mahogany; brass
Notes:
Sack catalogue description: Hepplewhite mahogany half high or "grandmother" clock made and inscribed on the dial, "Warranted by Joshua Wilder, Hingham (Mass.)," circa 1821; a contemporary inscription inside the case reads, "Manufactured for Martin Fearing by Joshua Wilder 1821," the case is more sophisticated than the usual Wilder product and is in superb intact condition retaining the original fretwork, brass finials and nut brown finish; the inset quarter columns, crossbanded borders of waist and base panel, and the exemplary proportions are features seldom seen in this rare group of prized miniature clocks. A similar clock by this maker is in the Henry F. du Pont Winterthur Museum, illustrated in Montgomery, Federal Furniture, pl. 149; ex-collection the late Mitchel Taradash.
Related objects: Book: Charles F. Montgomery, American Furniture: The Federal Period in the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum (New York: Viking Press, 1966), pl. 149. Website: http://museumcollection.winterthur.org/single-record.php?resultsperpage=20&view=catalog&srchtype=advanced&hasImage=&ObjObjectName=&CreOrigin=&Earliest=&Latest=&CreCreatorLocal_tab=&materialsearch=&ObjObjectID=&ObjCategory=&DesMaterial_tab=&DesTechnique_tab=&AccCreditLineLocal=&CreMarkSignature=&recid=1959.0769%20A&srchfld=&srchtxt=Joshua%20Wilder&id=0eae&rownum=1&version=100&src=results-imagelink-only#.VI8BgtLF98E (accessed December 15, 2014).
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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. 1095, pl. P3970.
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YUAG catalogue note: The related dwarf tall clock by Joshua Wilder in the collection of the Winterthur Museum, Delaware is object 1959.0769 A.
Variant Titles:
Hepplewhite mahogany grandmother clock
Topics:
Decoration and ornament--Hepplewhite style
Furniture--United States
Period/Style:
Federal
Hepplewhite
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
3970
Genre:
dwarf tall 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:
10992338
OID:
12116977
PID:
digcoll:1024599

Number of Pages: 5
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