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Photo: Courtesy Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, Mabel Brady Garvan Collection, 1930.2286
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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF1720

Maker

Casemaker Unknown
Clockmaker Unknown
Dial maker James Osborne, active 1808 - 1813

Dimensions

Height: 226.696cm (89 1/4in.); Hood: 56.515 x 28.575 cm (22 1/4 x 11 1/4 in.); Hood, frame) 42.386 x 21.273 cm (16 11/16 x 8 3/8 in.); Lower case: 155.575 x 51.276 x 25.876 cm (61 1/4 x 20 3/16 x 10 3/16 in.); Lower case, frame: 37.306 x 18.891cm (14 11/16 x 7 7/16in.)

Date

1785–1805

Current location

Yale University Art Gallery

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); basswood (top of hood and glue block in case); white pine (back of hood)

Marks

"Osborne's / Manufactory / Birmingham," cast in intermediate plate between movement and dial facing main dial; "Osborne's / Manufactory / Birmingham," stamped on moon and calendar dials

Provenance

Israel Sack, Inc., New York, 1929; sold to Francis P. Garvan (1875–1937), New York; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, 1930

Associated names

Israel Sack, Inc.
Francis P. Garvan

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), 158–161, no. 35, ill.
Douglass Scott, Joan Ketter, and Michael Boodro, The American Clock, 1725–1865, Forgeries and Restorations in American Furniture: Two Yale Student Exhibitions, May 18–June 28, 1974, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Garvan Furniture Study, May 18–June 28, 1974), no. 36.