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Tall Case Clock

1991.1329 (RS25699)

Description

Painted and grain-decorated pine tall case clock, attributed to Silas Hoadley, Plymouth, Conn.; the hood has broken pediment with wave scrolls and central squared finial (restored), plain pilasters flanking glass and grain-painted door; white-painted wooden face with Arabic numerals, painted spandrels and lunette medallions; trunk has small, double-arched door and graining above square section-base with shaped apron and bracket feet; all-over fancy painting of inlay; graining and floral medallions on red, black and ochre; 8-day wooden works, lead weight on string; 2 dead weights; a diver's weight and rod.

Details

Maker
Attributed to Hoadley, Silas, 1786-1870 (Maker)
Date
1815-1825
Inscriptions
On paper jelly label on the top left of the inside case: ""Attrib. to/ Silas Hoadley/ Plymouth, CT""
Location of origin
Plymouth, CT, USA; CT, USA
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
graining
iron (metal)
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
Object type
Timekeeping T&E
Places
Connecticut (United States)
Descriptive terms
Carved
carving (processes)
CLOCK, TALL CASE
graining
Iron
iron (metal)
Painted
painting (coating)
Pine
pine (wood)
tall case clocks
timepieces
Dimensions
83.5 x 18 x 10 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1329
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2868

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