American Decorative Arts
Clockmaker: Griffith Owen, American, 1759–1820
Maker (dial): James Wilson, British, active 1777, died 1809

Tall Case Clock

1785–95

American black walnut (primary); yellow poplar (hood and backboard)

96 7/8 x 23 7/8 x 12 5/8 in. (246.1 x 60.6 x 32.1 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.2326
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Timepieces
Geography: 
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Status: 
By appointment
Provenance: 

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

Bibliography: 

Associates in Fine Arts, Yale University, “Handbook: A Description of the Gallery of Fine Arts and the Collections,” Bulletin of the Associates in Fine Arts at Yale University 5, nos. 1–3 (1931): 58, 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), 130–33, no. 28, 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.