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Maker: Ezra Kelley, American, 1798–1895
Maker: Nathaniel Shepherd, American, 1795–1882
Subject Partnership: Kelley and Shepherd, American, active 1820–23 and 1833–35

Tall Case Clock

1822

Mahogany, cherry, and white pine

93 3/4 × 22 × 10 1/4 in. (238.1 × 55.9 × 26 cm) other (Lower case): 60 3/4 × 20 7/16 × 9 5/8 in.(154.3 × 51.9 × 24.4 cm) other (lower case frame): 15 1/8 × 7 in.(38.4 × 17.8 cm)
Bequest of Josephine D. Thacher in memory of her husband, Raymond Leonard Thacher
1964.54.2
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Timepieces
Geography: 
Made in Dartmouth, Massachusetts
Status: 
By appointment
Provenance: 

Matthew Thacher (c. 1810); by descent to Harriet S. Thacher, Danvers, Massachusetts; by descent to Raymond L. Thacher, New Haven, Conn.; by descent to his wife, Josephine Thacher, New Haven, Conn.; gift in 1964 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), 82–85, no. 16, ill.

Brock Jobe, Gary R. Sullivan, and Jack O’Brien, Harbor and Home: Furniture of Southeastern Massachusetts, 1710–1850 (Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England, 2009), 283–85, pl. 95.2–95.3, 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.