Roxbury, Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States ca. 1785–1800
96 1/2 x 19 x 9 1/2 in.
Mahogany; enamel; brass
Sack catalogue description: Hepplewhite mahogany tall clock, the domed hood with delicate fretwork and brass finials encloses an enameled dial inscribed "Simon Willard," the waist with arched door and ogival molded borders flanked by fluted quarter columns with brass reeds; ogival ripply panel on base panel, ogee bracket feet, original light mellow brown finish. Made by Simon Willard; the ogival ripply panel on the base panel of this clock is a feature retained from the earlier Connecticut school of tall clocks with engraved dials, from whom Simon's older brother, Benjamin, learned the clockmaking trade. ----- Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 7, p. 1736, pl. P4859.
Hepplewhite mahogany tall clock
Decoration and ornament -- Hepplewhite style Furniture -- United States
tall case clocks (AAT)
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New York, New York, United States 1957–1990
Sack, May 1980 This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.