Banjo clock : detail of front panel

Creator:
Curtis, Lemuel, 1790-1857 (attributed)
Published/Created:
Concord, Middlesex county, Massachusetts, United States
ca. 1810–1820
Physical Description:
41 x 10 x 4 in.
Materials:
Paint; gilding
Notes:
Sack catalogue description: Banjo clock with gilt spiral borders, acorn finial, lower panel depicting the Boston State House; upper panel with figure of Liberty holding flag and marked "Patent." Attributed to Lemuel Curtis. The exquisite beauty of the painted panels is rarely achieved in a banjo clock. This clock was purchased by us directly from descendants of Governor Talcott of Hartford, Connecticut.
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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. 235, pl. 591. Book: Esther Singleton, Furniture of our Forefathers (Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan Library, 1901), vol. 2, p. 540.
Variant Titles:
Banjo clock with gilt spiral borders
Topics:
Banjo clocks -- Federal style
Furniture -- United States
Period/Style:
Federal
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
1006A
Genre:
banjo 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 1962
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:
10955616
PID:
digcoll:844333