Banjo clock

Creator:
Taber, Elnathan, 1768-1854 (attributed)
Published/Created:
Roxbury, Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States
ca. 1810–1815
Physical Description:
33 1/2 x 10 in.
Materials:
Glass; paint; brass
Notes:
Sack catalogue description: Rare bridal banjo clock, original white door and waist frames with spiral borders, fine original painted panels with white background, colonial house and schooner in oval. Attributed to Elnathan Taber, one of Simon Willard's best-known apprentices. The brass works bear the inscription, "Cleaned by E. Taber, April 27, 1824." Has T-bridge escapement found mainly in banjo clocks by Simon Willard and Elnathan Taber. Few bridal clocks are known.
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Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 1, p. 124, pl. 350.
Variant Titles:
Bridal banjo clock
Topics:
Banjo clocks -- Federal style
Furniture -- United States
Period/Style:
Federal
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
0628
Genre:
clocks: banjo clocks (AAT)
Format:
Image
Physical Object
Content Type:
Furnishings & Decorative Arts
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Public
Source Title:
Israel Sack, Inc., Archive
Source Created:
New York, New York, United States
1957–1990
Source Note:
Sack, January 1960
This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.
Folder:
Folder 10667 cab2dr3
Yale Collection:
Yale University Art Gallery
Digital Collection:
Israel Sack Furniture Archive
OID:
10955587
PID:
digcoll:844330