American Decorative Arts
Maker: John Fisher, American, born Germany, 1736–1808

Tall Case Clock


American black walnut (primary); yellow poplar (top of hood)

100 3/4 x 24 7/8 x 11 3/4 in. (255.9 x 63.2 x 29.8 cm) other (hood frame): 21 3/8 x 10 1/4 in.(54.3 x 26 cm) other (Lower case): 67 x 21 5/16 x 10 5/8 in.(170.2 x 54.1 x 27 cm) other (lower case frame): 15 3/16 x 7 1/2 in.(38.6 x 19.1 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
18th century
Made in York, Pennsylvania
By appointment

Joe Kindig, Jr., York, PA; Francis P. Garvan, New York. Gift in 1936 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


“Joe Kindig, Jr., advertisement,” Antiques 29, no. 3 (March 1936): n.p., inside cover ill.

Carl W. Drepperd, American Clocks and Clockmakers (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1947), 168, ill.

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), 134–137, no. 29, ill.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 91, ill.

Frank L. Hohmann III et al., Timeless: Masterpiece American Brass Dial Clocks (New York: Hohmann Holdings, 2009), 212–13, 337, 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.