Dwarf tall clock

Creator:
Shearman, Martial, 1803-1831
Published/Created:
Andover, Essex county, Massachusetts, United States
ca. 1810–1820
Physical Description:
49 x 10 3/8 x 5 1/8 in.
Materials:
Mahogany; enamel; brass
Notes:
Sack catalogue description: Mahogany "grandmother" or half-high clock with case of rare refinement, the waist door and base panel fronted by finely figured crotch mahogany in crossbanded borders, the waist door with beaded edge flanked by quarter columns with brass capitals; bulged base molding, brass paw feet, the domed hood retains the original delicate fretwork; turned finials, the enamel dial is inscribed, "W. Shearman, Andover," beautiful bronze patina. Ex-collection Mr. and Mrs. Mitchel Taradash; illustrated Sack, Fine Points of Furniture, p. 129.
Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 7, p. 1980, pl. P5278. Book: Albert Sack, Fine Points of Furniture: Early American (New York: Crown Publishers, 1955), p. 129.
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YUAG catalogue note: In Sack, Fine Points of Furniture, p. 129, this clock’s dial is inscribed, “W. Shearman / Andover,” which is believed to be an incorrect restoration of a signature that should read, “M Shearman / Andover," for Martial Shearman.
Variant Titles:
Mahogany dwarf tall clock
Topics:
Decoration and ornament--Federal style
Furniture--United States
Period/Style:
Federal
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
5278
Genre:
dwarf tall 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, June 1982
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:
10992464
OID:
12117012
PID:
digcoll:1024612

Number of Pages: 3
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