Sack catalogue description: Brass mantel clock depicting a standing figure of Washington in a uniform, surmounting the clock is an eagle (symbol of the new republic) perched on a globe and a plaque, reading "E PLURIBUS UNUM"; the silvered clock dial is a rare variation, the inscription below reads "WASHINGTON, First in War, First in Peace, First in the Hearts of his Countrymen." Made in France for the American market; the clock is attributed to Dubuc, Paris. Related examples are in the White House, Metropolitan Museum of Art and other museums. Related objects: http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/2094?rpp=30&pg=1&ft=dubuc+clock&pos=1 (accessed December 15, 2014). ----- Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 7, p. 1879, pl. P5078. YUAG catalogue note: The related mantel clock by Dubuc in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York is object 31.41.1.
Brass mantel clock
Decoration and ornament -- Empire style Furniture--France
mantel clocks (AAT)
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Furnishings & Decorative Arts Prints & Photographs
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Israel Sack, Inc., Archive
New York, New York, United States 1957–1990
Sack, October 1981 This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.