Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States ca. 1822–1823
35 1/2 x 12 3/4 x 6 in.
Églomisé glass; enamel; paint; brass; gilding
Sack catalogue description: Classical bridal white and gilt shelf clock, original églomisé glass panels, the base panel depicting a farm scene with stenciled border in spiral gilt frame; the dial door panel inscribed "Aaron Willard, BOSTON" has lyre corners and spiral gilt borders, the dial door encloses a dished enamel dial and brass works, the central molding and sides retain the original white paint; the base and crest molding with stenciled decoration, original brass eagle finial and ball feet, the clock is in the finest original state. The original bill of sale is pasted behind the églomisé glass base panel; the clock was sold to Mr. Lowell Sprague of Harvard, Massachusetts, by Gridley and Blake, February 27, 1823. The clock was the most expensive item on the bill at $25.00; William Gridley, Jr., and James Blake formed a partnership at 27 Cornhill, Boston, in 1816, a furniture showroom where they sold "carpets and mahogany in addition to household furniture" (see "The Furniture Industry in Boston, 1810–1835," thesis by E. Page Talbott, p. 67). Ex-collection F. L. Dunne, Boston; illustrated Nutting, Furniture Treasury, vol. 2, no. 3448; ex-collection Mr. and Mrs. Mitchel Taradash. Related objects: Thesis: Elizabeth Page Talbott, Furniture Industry in Boston, 1810–1835 (Published by the author: 1974), p. 67. ----- Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 7, p. 1933, 1912, pl. P5285. Book: Wallace Nutting, Furniture Treasury (New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., 1928), vol. 2, no. 3448.
Classical bridal white and gilt shelf clock
Decoration and ornament--Federal style Furniture--United States
shelf clocks (AAT)
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New York, New York, United States 1957–1990
Sack, October 1981 This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.