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American Decorative Arts
Maker: William Wallace
Maker: Alexander Cook, American

Tall Case Clock

1795–1800

American black walnut (primary); cherry (top of hood); white pine (backboard)

97 1/8 × 23 × 11 3/4 in. (246.7 × 58.4 × 29.8 cm)
other (upper case frame): 20 1/16 × 10 3/8 in. (51 × 26.4 cm)
other (Lower case): 61 7/8 × 17 7/8 × 9 5/8 in. (157.2 × 45.4 × 24.4 cm)
other (lower case frame): 14 7/16 × 7 7/8 in. (36.7 × 20 c
Bequest of Olive Louise Dann
1962.31.17
Geography: 
Made in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Timepieces
Provenance: 

Paul N. and Olive L. Dann, New Haven, CT.

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), 138–141, no. 30, 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.