Shelf clock

Object Number: 
INV.265
Date: 
1832-1843
Medium: 
Wood, glass, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 29 x 17 x 5 1/4 in. ( 73.7 x 43.2 x 13.3 cm )
Marks: 
printed: at base of lithograph: "THE FAVOR'D DOVE" and "Lith of CANFIELD." printed in black: on paper lining inside clock: "IMPROVED / CLOCKS, / MANUFACTURED AND SOLD / BY / CHAUNCEY BOARDMAN, / AND / JOSEPH A. WELLS, / BRISTOL CONN. / WARRANTED IF WELL
Description: 
Wooden shelf clock with engaged wooden columns painted black and stenciled with gold floral and foliate designs; curved top also painted black and stenciled; door with clear pane over dial and lower pane with colored lithographic image of woman reclining on sofa, entitled "The Favor'd Dove."
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group