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Banjo clock


Object number

RIF5334

Maker

Casemaker Unknown
Clockmaker George W. Babcock, 1814 - 1883

Dimensions

85.73 x 25.4 x 10.16 cm (33 3/4 x 10 x 4 in.)

Date

1835–1845

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Providence, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany, gilt brass, and eglomise

Marks

"G. W. Babcock / Providence," painted, on dial

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Federal

Provenance

Private collection; consigned to Sotheby's, New York, January 22, 2011, lot 130

Associated names

Private collection
Sotheby's

Bibliography

Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana from a Private Collection, sale cat. (January 22, 2011), 102, lot 130, ill.
Patricia E. Kane et al., Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2016), 113n47.