American Decorative Arts
Maker (movement): Jonas Alrichs, American, 1759–1802
Maker (dial): Ashwin and Company, British, 1787–1791
Maker, attributed to (case): John Erwin, American, died 1797
Maker, attributed to (case): James Erwin

Tall Case Clock

1795–1805

Mahogany; top of hood, yellow poplar; glue block in hood, white pine

101 5/8 × 21 3/4 × 11 in. (258.1 × 55.2 × 27.9 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.2085
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th–19th century
Classification: 
Timepieces
Geography: 
Made in Wilmington, Delaware
Status: 
By appointment
Provenance: 

Francis P. Garvan, New York. Gift in 1930 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Edwin A. Battison and Patricia E. Kane, The American Clock, 1725–1865: The Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale University (Greenwich, Conn.: New York Graphic Society, 1973), 42–45, no. 6, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.