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Tall-case Clock

1991.886 (RS20879)

Description

It has a hood with a flat projecting molded cornice over a brass and pewter dial. It is engraved with the maker's name, Roman numerals and decorated with cast metal "Cupid" patterned spandrels. They are enclosed by a door with a thumb molded edge and flanked by giet twisted columns. It is on a waisted case with a two panel thumb molded door with a circular glazed opening raised on a molded base. It is all grain-painted in shades of brown. It has brass works.

Details

Maker
Blaisdell, David, 1712-1756 (Maker)
Date
1750
Inscriptions
Engraved on the dial is: MADE BY/DAVID BLASDEL/ IN ALMS'BURY/ M:DCC:L .
Location of origin
Amesbury, MA, USA
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
brass (alloy)
graining
pewter (tin alloy)
pine (wood)
tin (metal)
Object type
Timekeeping T&E
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
Clock
Clock, Tall Case
graining
Painted
Pewter
pewter (tin alloy)
Pine
pine (wood)
tall case clocks
timepieces
tin (metal)
Dimensions
81 x 20 3/4 x 10 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.886
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2664

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