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American Decorative Arts
Maker: Aaron Willard, 1757–1844

Tall Case Clock

ca. 1800

Mahogany; backboard and top of hood, white pine; secondary wood in hood, spruce

91 × 19 5/8 × 9 3/4 in. (231.1 × 49.8 × 24.8 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
Made in Boston, Massachusetts
19th century

The Rev. Reuben Peaslee, Plaistow (1777–1840), Plaistow, New Hampshire; Mrs. Mary A. Sawyer, Maine; Fred Wellington Ayer, Bangor, Maine; Francis P. Garvan, New York, to 1930; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


American Art Galleries, New York, American Antiques in New England: Collection of Fred Wellington Ayer, sale cat. (May 3–4, 1929), 49, lot 215, ill.

Meyric R. Rogers, “Garvan Furniture at Yale,” Connoisseur Year Book, 1960 (1960): 62, fig. 18.

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), 70–73, no. 13, 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.