Tall case clock

Creator:
McDowell, James, Sr., active ca. 1785-1836
Published/Created:
Duck's Creek, Smyrna, Kent county, Delaware, United States
Physical Description:
96 1/2 x 19 3/4 x 10 1/4 in.
Materials:
Mahogany; enamel
Notes:
Sack catalogue description: Chippendale mahogany tall clock, a beautiful proportioned example with raised panels of ogival outline in deep relief on base panel and waist door, the door panel is particularly dramatic with its tightly knit scrolling and fine figured grain; the base and waist are flanked by fluted quarter columns, the broken arch top has an open fret scrollboard and a fretwork frieze below, an original vase-shaped finial completes the composition; the hood encloses an enamel moon phase dial, original finish of warmth and mellowness, the case retains the original handwritten label of the casemaker, James McDowell, from Duck's Creek, Smyrna, Delaware.
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Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 8, p. 2256, pl. P5826.
Variant Titles:
Chippendale mahogany tall case clock
Topics:
Decoration and ornament--Chippendale style
Furniture--United States
Period/Style:
Chippendale
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
5826
Folder:
10976 nc, cab4dw4 misc end tiff_complete
Genre:
tall case 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 1986
This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.
Yale Collection:
Yale University Art Gallery
Digital Collection:
Israel Sack Furniture Archive
oid pointer:
10992538
OID:
12117031
PID:
digcoll:1024623

Number of Pages: 3
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