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Tall case clock

Object Number: 
1948.38
Date: 
1798-1812
Medium: 
Mahogany, mahogany and other veneers and inlays
Dimensions: 
Overall: 93 x 18 1/4 x 9 in. ( 236.2 x 46.4 x 22.9 cm )
Marks: 
painted: ASA WHITNEY/ N.YORK"
Description: 
Mahogany Federal tall case clock; broken-scroll hood with two brass ball finials flanking central gilded wood finial, columns, and oval glass side windows; white painted dial plate with roman numerals, segmental-arched calendar, hand-painted urn flanked by floral rosettes in the tympanum and "ASA WHITNEY/ N.YORK" on the dial; waist with fluted quarter-columns and an arched door with an inlaid oval panel; base with inlaid circular panel, serpentine skirt and French feet; brass works, pendulum and weights.
Gallery Label: 
The clock's works were made by Asa Whitney, who is listed in the New York City directories as a watchmaker from 1798 to 1812.
Credit Line: 
Gift of an Anonymous Donor
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group