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American Decorative Arts
Maker: Ashel Cheney, American, b.1759

Tall Case Clock


Curly maple inlaid with holly and staghorn sumac, pine back

Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
Made in Connecticut, North America
18th century

Wallace Nutting, Furniture Treasury, 1st ed., 3 vols. (Framingham, Mass.: Old American Company Publishers, 1928–33), n.p., no. 3264.

Brooks Palmer, The Book of American Clocks (New York: MacMillan Company, 1928), n.p., fig. 56.

Penrose R. Hoopes, Connecticut Clockmakers of the Eighteenth Century (Hartford, Conn.: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1930), n.p., pl. 21, pl. 47.

John T. Kirk, Early American Furniture: How to Recognize, Evaluate, and Care for the Most Beautiful Pieces: High Style, Country, Primitive and Rustic (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1970), 78, 80, fig. 63.

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