American Decorative Arts
Maker: Benjamin Witman, American, 1774–1857

Tall Case Clock

1801

Birch; white pine

95 9/16 x 20 3/4 x 11 in. (242.7 x 52.7 x 27.9 cm) framed (Frame): 19 1/4 x 9 9/16 in.(48.9 x 24.3 cm) other (Lower case): 62 1/2 x 19 1/8 x 9 7/8 in.(158.7 x 48.6 x 25.1 cm) other (Frame, lower case): 14 x 7 1/4 in.(35.6 x 18.4 cm) other (Dial): 17 x
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.2281
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Timepieces
Geography: 
Made in Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
Status: 
On view*
Provenance: 

Chrisopher Fahl, 1801. Luke Vincent Lockwood, Greenwich, 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), 142–45, no. 31, ill.

Mark Anderson, Brenda Hornsby Heindl, and Jennifer Mass, “Sulfur-Inlaid Furniture: New Insights on Materials and Techniques,” American Furniture (2015): 82, fig. 33.

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.