Banjo clock

Creator:
Munroe, Daniel, active ca. 1798-1830
Published/Created:
Concord, Middlesex county, Massachusetts, United States
ca. 1810–1830
Physical Description:
38 3/4 x 11 x 4 in.
Materials:
Églomisé glass; brass; enamel; gilding
Notes:
Sack catalogue description: Banjo clock with diamond-shaped dial, original églomisé glass panels in white background, the lower panel inscribed "DANIEL MUNROE" in octagon; the borders are powder blue and gilt, the borders of the base panel, waist panel, dial door and plinth are inlaid in a chain design with a reeded panel below the diamond door; the enamel dial is decorated with an American shield and scrolls in the corners, the entire hood slides forward to reveal the specially designed brass works; the brass bracket feet are to our knowledge unique and are apparently designed for the clock to be placed on a shelf. Made by Daniel Munroe. A diamond model clock by Munroe is in Sturbridge and one by Jabez Baldwin is in Winterthur; see Montgomery, Federal Furniture, pl. 161.
Related objects: Book: Charles F. Montgomery, American Furniture: The Federal Period in the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum (New York: Viking Press, 1966), pl. 161.
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Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 5, p. 1381, pl. P4373.
Variant Titles:
Banjo clock with diamond-shaped dial
Topics:
Banjo clocks -- Federal style
Furniture -- United States
Period/Style:
Federal
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
4373
Genre:
clocks: 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, October 1976
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 pointer:
10955811
OID:
11832813
PID:
digcoll:847178

Number of Pages: 3
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