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Dwarf Tall Case Clock

1999.277 (RS97752)

Description

Dwarf tall case clock. Arched top with fretwork between three plinths with solid cast brass urn-shaped finials. White enameled face behind arched glass door. Spandrels with shields painted red, white and blue. Basket of flowers painted on lunette. Arabic numerals. Inscribed by maker. Plain swellled mahogany columns flank face. Crotch mahogany veneer on mahogany waist door with applied molded lip. Waist face mahogany veneered on pine. Mahogany sides. Base front with crotch mahogany veneer on pine with veneer banding. Straight French foot. Brass works. Pine back board hinged; hook latch on back left. Paper receipt inside door.

Details

Label
This clock, with works by Joshua Wilder, and a case attributed to Abiel White, was made in Hingham and Weymouth, Massachusetts. The works are brass and the movement is and eight-day time-and-strike. The clock was sold by Joshua Wilder to Ebenezer Loud, according to the bill of sale which is attached to the inside of the door. It is now on display at the Winslow Crocker House in Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts.
Maker
Wilder, Joshua, 1786-1860 (Clockmaker)
Attributed to White, Abiel, 1766-1844 (Cabinetmaker)
Date
1819
Inscriptions
"J. Wilder/ Hingham" (Painted)
"________ 11 month / 20 day / Ebenezer L(or ?)dn to Joshua Wilder ___ to / one clock and case _____ agreed (?) __ __ 42.50 / _____ 1821 / Received payt Joshua Wilder / ______ 20.00." (paper receipt )
Location of origin
Massachusetts; Weymouth, MA
Associated Building
Original To Winslow Crocker House (Yarmouth Port, Mass.).
Material
brass (alloy)
crotch mahogany
eastern white pine (wood)
enamel (fused coating)
mahogany (wood)
veneer
Object type
Timekeeping T&E
Places
Hingham (Plymouth County, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts (United States)
Yarmouth Port (Yarmouth, Barnstable county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Descriptive terms
brass (alloy)
Clock, Tall Case
crotch mahogany
dwarf tall clocks
eastern white pine (wood)
enamel (fused coating)
mahogany (wood)
veneer
People and organizations
Thacher, Mary
Dimensions
47 x 11 13/16 x 6 1/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1999.277
Credit Line
From the Estate of Guido R. Perera
GUSN
241487

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