American Decorative Arts
Maker: Aaron Willard, 1757–1844

Tall Case Clock

1780–90

Mahogany; base molding of hood, cherry; back of rear feet and back of hood, white pine

91 1/16 x 20 3/8 x 10 1/4 in. (231.3 x 51.8 x 26.1 cm) other (Frame, case): 15 11/16 in.(39.8 cm) other (Lower case): 59 3/4 x 18 7/8 x 9 3/4 in.(151.8 x 47.9 x 24.8 cm) other (Frame, lower case): 13 3/4 x 7 1/4 in.(34.9 x 18.4 cm) other (Dial): 17 x
Gift of Mrs. Clark R. McIlwaine in memory of her mother Margaret Tyler Clark
1946.1
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Timepieces
Geography: 
Made in Grafton, Massachusetts
or made in Roxbury, Massachusetts
Status: 
By appointment
Provenance: 

Mrs. Clark McIlwaine, West Hartford, Conn., and Washington, D.C.; gift in 1946 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), 66–69, no. 12, ill.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 93, 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.