American Decorative Arts
Maker: Edward Spalding, American, 1732–1785

Tall Case Clock

1753–85

Soft maple, top of hood, yellow poplar, back of hood, chestnut

87 3/8 x 20 1/2 x 10 1/4 in. (221.9 x 52.1 x 26 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.2325
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Timepieces
Geography: 
Made in Providence, Rhode Island
Status: 
By appointment
Provenance: 

Given by Francis P. Garvan (1875–1937), New York, 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), 154–157, no. 34, ill.

Douglass Scott, Joan Ketter, and Michael Boodro, The American Clock, 1725–1865, Forgeries and Restorations in American Furniture: Two Yale Student Exhibitions, May 18–June 28, 1974, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Garvan Furniture Study, May 18–June 28, 1974), no. 35.

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.