Shelf clock

Creator:
Wood, David, 1766-1855
Published/Created:
Newburyport, Essex county, Massachusetts, United States
ca. 1810–1815
Physical Description:
32 3/4 x 11 3/4 x 5 3/4 in.
Materials:
Mahogany; satinwood or birch; maple; enamel; brass
Notes:
Sack catalogue description: Hepplewhite mahogany inlaid shelf clock, the door of the case is fronted by flame satinwood or birch with crossbanded and inlaid borders flanked by quarter columns with brass spandrels, the case is supported on French feet; the dial door is similarly inlaid and is crested by curly maple and mahogany rays, the enamel dial is inscribed "David Wood, Newburyport" and the crescent is painted with a ship in a stormy sea, the sides of the case bear oval carrying handles. One of the supreme achievements of David Wood, whose fame for outstanding shelf clocks is established. This clock was exhibited in the Girl Scouts Loan Exhibition, cat. no. 735, and loaned by Mr. Henry Riker; the owners were so proud of their participation in this great exhibit that the sticker no. 735 remains on the door today.
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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. 2271, pl. P5700. Exhibition catalogue: Loan Exhibition of Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Furniture and Glass, at the American Art Galleries (New York: Girl Scouts, Inc., 1929), no. 735.
Variant Titles:
Hepplewhite mahogany inlaid shelf clock
Topics:
Decoration and ornament--Hepplewhite style
Furniture--United States
Period/Style:
Federal
Hepplewhite
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
5700
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, November 1985
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:
10992522
OID:
12117025
PID:
digcoll:1024624

Number of Pages: 3
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