Tall case clock

Creator:
Willard, Simon, 1753-1848
Published/Created:
Roxbury, Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States
ca. 1785–1800
Physical Description:
96 1/2 x 19 x 9 1/2 in.
Materials:
Mahogany; enamel; brass
Notes:
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.
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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. 1736, pl. P4859.
Variant Titles:
Hepplewhite mahogany tall clock
Topics:
Decoration and ornament -- Hepplewhite style
Furniture -- United States
Period/Style:
Federal
Hepplewhite
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
4859
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, May 1980
This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.
Folder:
Folder 10718 cab4dr3 tif
Yale Collection:
Yale University Art Gallery
Digital Collection:
Israel Sack Furniture Archive
OID:
10989314
PID:
digcoll:1025164