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Tall Case Clock

1955.396 (RS177105)

Description

Tall case clock. Mahogany with light and darkwood inlay; cherry and white pine seconday wood. Tin, enamel, oil paint glazing. Arched hood with fretwork and gallery and three brass finials above hood. Hood is flanked by fluted plinths with brass caps, base, and reeds. Waist has waist molding and four light and darkwood inlaid has string inlay and quarter fans. Cyma-curved skirt. Rests on ogee bracket feet. Works are signed "Osborne's Manufactory/Birmingham."

Details

Maker
Willard, Simon, 1753-1848 (Clockmaker)
Osborne's Manufactory (Clockmaker)
Date
1795-1810
Inscriptions
18th century label glued to inside of lower case door from ""SIMON WILLARD CLOCK MANUFACTORY"". Label bears extensive and descriptive text.
Location of origin
Roxbury, MA, USA; Birmingham, England
Associated Building
Used at Barrett House (New Ipswich, N.H.).
Material
brass (alloy)
cherry (wood)
eastern white pine (wood)
mahogany (wood)
Object type
Timekeeping T&E
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
brass (alloy)
cherry (wood)
CLOCK, TALL CASE
eastern white pine (wood)
Enameled
Federal
Gold Plate
mahogany (wood)
Oil
tall case clocks
timepieces
People and organizations
Brooks & Davis Express
Bullard, Jenny W.
Dimensions
91 x 20 x 10 3/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1955.396
Credit Line
Gift of Caroline Barr Wade
GUSN
62504

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