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Girandole wall clock

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In 1802, Simon Willard of Roxbury, Massachusetts, was granted a patent for the production of "Willard's Patent Time Pieces," an immensely popular wall clock. Lemuel Curtis, like many clockmakers in New England, had links, both familial and professional, with the seminal Willard shop. After...

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Provenance

According to a family tradition, "Count Rumford's first cousin gave this clock to Mrs. Cabot's grandfather in payment of a legal fee." By descent through the Cabot family to Mrs. Charles C. Cabot, Dover, Mass., 1965. Gift of Mrs. Charles C. Cabot, 1991.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Charles C. Cabot in memory of Dr. and Mrs. Charles J. White

1816–21

Object Place

Concord, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 116.8 x 34.9 x 14.6 cm (46 x 13 3/4 x 5 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1991.241

Medium or Technique

Carved, painted, and gilded wood; brass; reverse glass painting

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Clocks