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American Decorative Arts
Maker: Christopher Weaver, American

Tall Case Clock

1765–85

Mahogany; top of hood, yellow poplar; back of hood, pine of the Taeda group

96 1/2 in. (245.1 cm)

Hood: W: 20 1/2 in., FW: 18 1/4 in., D: 10 3/8 in., FD: 9 5/8 in. Lower Case: H: 71 3/8 in., W: 19 3/16 in., FW: 13 13/16 inà..
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.2022
Geography: 
Made in Georgetown, Maryland
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Timepieces
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), 46–49, no. 7, ill.

Philip D. Zimmerman, Delaware Clocks (Dover, Delaware: Biggs Museum of American Art, 2006).

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.