Shelf clock

Creator:
Willard, Aaron, Jr., 1757-1844
Published/Created:
Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States
ca. 1822–1823
Physical Description:
35 1/2 x 12 3/4 x 6 in.
Materials:
Églomisé glass; enamel; paint; brass; gilding
Notes:
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.
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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.
Variant Titles:
Classical bridal white and gilt shelf clock
Topics:
Decoration and ornament--Federal style
Furniture--United States
Period/Style:
Federal
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
5284
Genre:
shelf clocks (AAT)
Format:
Image
Physical Object
Content Type:
Furnishings & Decorative Arts
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement
Access Restrictions:
Public
Source Title:
Israel Sack, Inc., Archive
Source Created:
New York, New York, United States
1957–1990
Source Note:
Sack, October 1981
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:
10992469
OID:
12117013
PID:
digcoll:1024613

Number of Pages: 3
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