Newburyport, Essex county, Massachusetts, United States ca. 1810–1815
32 3/4 x 11 3/4 x 5 3/4 in.
Mahogany; satinwood or birch; maple; enamel; brass
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. ----- 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.
Hepplewhite mahogany inlaid shelf clock
Decoration and ornament--Hepplewhite style Furniture--United States
shelf clocks (AAT)
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New York, New York, United States 1957–1990
Sack, November 1985 This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.