American Decorative Arts
Maker: Whiting and Marquand, active ca. 1787–91

Tall Case Clock

1787–91

Yellow poplar

88 5/8 x 19 7/16 x 10 3/4 in. (225.1 x 49.4 x 27.3 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.2287
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Timepieces
Geography: 
Made in Connecticut
Status: 
By appointment
Provenance: 

According to tradition, Thaddeus Burr (1735-1801) Fairfield, CT; descended to Katherine Birks Prevost, possibly of Fairfield CT; Henry H. Taylor, Bridgeport, CT; Francis P. Garvan, New York (1929.) 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), 30–33, no. 3, 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.