Concord, Middlesex county, Massachusetts, United States ca. 1810–1830
38 3/4 x 11 x 4 in.
Églomisé glass; brass; enamel; gilding
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. ----- Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 5, p. 1381, pl. P4373.
Banjo clock with diamond-shaped dial
Banjo clocks -- Federal style Furniture -- United States
clocks: banjo clocks (AAT)
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New York, New York, United States 1957–1990
Sack, October 1976 This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.