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From: Elisha C. Durfee, "The Newport Banjo Clock," Antiques, vol. 40, no. 1 (July 1942): 34, fig. 1
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Banjo clock


Object number

RIF5451

Maker

Casemaker Unknown
Clockmaker David Williams, 1769?1823

Dimensions

48 40 24 in. (121.92 101.6 60.96 cm)

Date

1815–35

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (case); iron (painted dial); eglomise (door panel); brass (bezel, works, side brasses)

Marks

"D. Williams," painted, on dial

Inscriptions

"Feb 8 / 1870," inscribed, inside lower case

Style

Hepplewhite, Federal

Provenance

Grant Pierce, 1941

Associated names

Grant Pierce

Bibliography

Elisha C. Durfee, "The Newport Banjo Clock," Antiques 40, no. 1 (July 1941): 34–35, fig. 1–4.