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American Decorative Arts
Maker: Reuben Ingraham, ca. 1743–1811

Tall Case Clock

ca. 1775

Soft maple; finials, American black walnut; frame surrounding clock face, yellow poplar; back board and secondary wood in hood, white pine; blocks in base, pine of the Taeda group and chestnut

89 1/8 × 17 11/16 × 9 3/4 in. (226.4 × 44.9 × 24.8 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
Made in Preston, Connecticut
18th century

Francis P. Garvan, New York. Gift in 1930 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


Wallace Nutting, Furniture Treasury, 1st ed., 3 vols. (Framingham, Mass.: Old American Company Publishers, 1928–33), vol. 2, no. 3324.

Penrose R. Hoopes, “Some Minor Connecticut Clockmakers,” Antiques 27 (September 1935): 105, fig. 1.

Ada R. Chase, “Two Eighteenth-Century Clockmakers,” Antiques 38 (September 1940): 117, fig. 4.

Meyric R. Rogers, “The Mabel Brady Garvan Collection of Furniture,” Yale Alumni Magazine 25, no. 4 (January 1962): 15.

Connecticut Furniture: Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, exh. cat. (Hartford, Conn.: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 1967), 147, no. 263, ill.

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), 26–29, no. 2, ill.

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