American Decorative Arts
Maker: Jacob Godschalk, American, died 1782

Tall Case Clock

1740–60

American black walnut; backboard, yellow poplar

CASE: MH. center back: 94 /34 in. (240.7 cm) ; hood: W. 19 1/4 in. (48.9 cm), FW. 16 7/16 (41.8 cm), D. 11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm), FD. 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm) ; lower case: H. 68 7/8 in. (174.9 cm.) , W . 16 5/8 in. (42.2 cm), FW. 13 in. (33.0 cm) , D. 10 1/2 in.
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.2035
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Timepieces
Geography: 
Made in Towamencin, Pennsylvania
Status: 
By appointment
Provenance: 

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

Bibliography: 

American Art Association, New York, Colonial Furniture: The Superb Collection of the Late Howard Reifsnyder, sale cat. (April 24–27, 1929), 94, lot 385.

Edgar G. Miller, American Antique Furniture: A Book for Amateurs, 2 vols. (Baltimore: Lord Baltimore Press, 1937), vol. 2, pp. 911, 913, no. 1801, 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), 118–21, no. 25, 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.