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Maker: Alex Willard, American, 1774–1850

Tall Case Clock

1801–20

White pine; door and cove molding at top of waist, basswood

85 × 20 7/8 × 12 5/8 in. (215.9 × 53 × 32.1 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1930.2327
Geography: 
Made in Ashby, Massachusetts
Status: 
By appointment
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Timepieces
Provenance: 

Frank MacCarthy, Longmeadow, MA; Francis P. Garvan, New York, to 1930; 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), 74–77, no. 14, 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.