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American Decorative Arts
Maker: Aaron Willard, 1757–1844

Shelf Clock

1800–1810

Mahogany, mahogany veneer, various inlays; back board, white pine

39 1/2 × 10 15/16 × 5 5/8 in. (100.3 × 27.8 × 14.3 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.2341
Status: 
By appointment
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Timepieces
Provenance: 

Fred Wellington Ayer, Bangor, ME (sale New York, American Art Galleries, American Art Association, Inc., May 3-4, 1929); 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), 176–179, no. 39, 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.