American Decorative Arts

Tall Case Clock

1790–1810

Mahogany veneer; sides of hood and case, cherry; back board, back of hood and glue blocks, white pine; top of hood, yellow poplar

97 1/8 x 20 3/8 x 10 7/8 in. (246.7 x 51.8 x 27.6 cm) framed (Frame): 10 1/4 in.(26 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.2126
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th–19th century
Classification: 
Timepieces
Geography: 
Made in Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Alexander M. Hudnut, New York and Princeton, New Jersey; Francis P. Garvan, New York. Gift in 1930 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

American Art Association, New York, Duncan Phyfe and Other Fine Early American Furniture and Decorations: The Private Collection of Alexander M. Hudnut, Removed from His Country Residence at Princeton, New Jersey, sale cat. (November 19, 1927), 36, lot 58.

Wallace Nutting, Furniture Treasury (New York: MacMillan Company, 1963), no. 3268, 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), 102–105, no. 21, ill.

David A. Sperling, “The Hunterdon County Clock Case and the Enigmatic John Guild,” Maine Antique Digest (October 2013): 13-C–15-C, 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.