American Decorative Arts
Maker: William Burr, American, 1740–1810

Tall Case Clock

1761–80

American butternut (Juglans cinerea); backboard, yellow poplar

93 7/8 x 20 1/8 x 9 7/8 in. (238.4 x 51.1 x 25.1 cm) framed (Frame): 18 3/8 x 9 in.(46.7 x 22.9 cm) other (Lower case): 64 9/16 x 18 1/8 x 9 in.(164 x 46 x 22.9 cm) other (Frame, lower case): 13 15/16 x 6 3/4 in.(35.4 x 17.1 cm) other (Dial): 16 1/4 x
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.2173
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Timepieces
Geography: 
Made in Fairfield, Connecticut, North America
Status: 
By appointment
Provenance: 

Found in Trumbull, CT; Henry H. Taylor, Bridgeport, CT; 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), 22–25, no. 1, 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.