Banjo clock : detail

Creator:
Taber, Elnathan, 1768-1854
Published/Created:
Roxbury, Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States
1804
Physical Description:
34 x 10 x 3 1/2 in.
Materials:
Mahogany; églomisé glass
Notes:
Sack catalogue description: Banjo clock with the original églomisé glass panels, the door panel depicting the New York State coat of arms, the eagle holds in his beak a ribbon which reads "E Pluribus Unum"; the ribbon below reads "S Willard's PATENT," the waist glass has a crossed diamond center, the panels are framed in crossbanded mahogany borders; the brass works are inscribed "Made by E. Taber Roxbury 1804" in contemporary script. The occurence of the New York State coat of arms on a Boston banjo clock is rare and desirable; to our knowledge only one other example with this scene is known to exist. Made by Elnathan Taber, in the finest original state, ex-collection M. Taradash.
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Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 6, p. 1574, pl. P4718.
Variant Titles:
Banjo clock with the original églomisé glass panels
Topics:
Banjo clocks -- Federal style
Furniture -- United States
Period/Style:
Federal
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
4718
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, 1979
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:
10955862
PID:
digcoll:844428