Tall Case Clock

Collection Type

  • Clocks and timekeeping

Date

1815-1825

GUSN

GUSN-2868

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

Descriptive Terms

tall case clocks
timepieces
carving (processes)
graining
iron (metal)
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
pine (wood)
Pine
Iron
Painted
Carved
CLOCK, TALL CASE

Inscription

On paper jelly label on the top left of the inside case: ""Attrib. to/ Silas Hoadley/ Plymouth, CT""

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Attributed to Hoadley, Silas, 1786-1870 (Maker)

Location of Origin

Plymouth, CT, USA; CT, USA

Object Type

Timekeeping T&E

Dimensions

83.5 x 18 x 10 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1329

Places

Connecticut (United States)