Norris, Isaac, active ca. 1760-1765 Wagstaffe, Thomas, 1724-1802
Williston, Chester county, Pennsylvania, United States London, United Kingdom ca. 1760–1765
99 x 18 1/2 x 10 in.
Sack catalogue description: Queen Anne walnut tall clock, the hood of architectural formation has fishtail and arched scrollboard in silhouette with central and end turned finials, the hood encloses works and brass spandreled dial inscribed "Thomas Wagstaffe, London"; arched door, bracket feet, the case attributed to Isaac Norris, Williston, Chester county, Pennsylvania. It is known that Quakers often imported Wagstaffe movements and had them locally cased; for a related case by Isaac Norris, see Schiffer, Furniture Makers of Chester County, pl. 100. Related objects: Margaret Berwind Schiffer, Furniture and its Makers of Chester County, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1966), pl. 100. ----- Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 7, p. 1772, pl. P5017.
Queen Anne walnut tall case clock
Decoration and ornament--Queen Anne style Furniture--United States
tall case clocks (AAT)
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Sack, November 1980 This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.