Andover, Essex county, Massachusetts, United States ca. 1810–1820
49 x 10 3/8 x 5 1/8 in.
Mahogany; enamel; brass
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. ----- 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.
Mahogany dwarf tall clock
Decoration and ornament--Federal style Furniture--United States
dwarf tall clocks (AAT)
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Sack, June 1982 This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.