Hingham, Plymouth county, Massachusetts, United States ca. 1821
50 3/4 x 10 7/8 x 5 1/2 in.
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). ----- Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 4, p. 1095, pl. P3970. ----- YUAG catalogue note: The related dwarf tall clock by Joshua Wilder in the collection of the Winterthur Museum, Delaware is object 1959.0769 A.
Hepplewhite mahogany grandmother clock
Decoration and ornament--Hepplewhite style Furniture--United States
dwarf tall clocks (AAT)
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New York, New York, United States 1957–1990
Sack, June 1974 This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.