American Decorative Arts
Maker: John Heilig, 1765–1841

Tall Case Clock

1820–40

Mahogany, inner base molding on hood, cherry; top of hood, yellow poplar; sides of case and hood, white pine

98 15/16 x 21 3/4 x 11 1/8 in. (251.3 x 55.2 x 28.3 cm) other (upper case frame): 20 1/8 x 10 1/4 in.(51.1 x 26 cm) other (Lower case): 66 1/16 x 22 5/16 x 11 1/4 in.(167.8 x 56.7 x 28.6 cm) other (lower case frame): 15 7/8 x 7 7/8 in.(40.3 x 20 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Nathalie Penrose Swetland in memory of William Rex Penrose
1966.87.18
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Timepieces
Geography: 
Made in Germantown, Pennsylvania
Status: 
By appointment
Provenance: 

Gift in 1966 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), 150–153, no. 33, 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.