Deaccessioned February 26, 2015

Tall-case clock

1786–88
Levi Hutchins (1761–1855)


Object Place: Concord, New Hampshire

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 202

Dimensions

Overall: 235 x 50.2 x 25.4 cm (92 1/2 x 19 3/4 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

22.618

Medium or Technique

Birch, mahogany inlay, pine

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Clocks

Inscription

On the inside of the back of the case is inscribed in chalk: "Price / $15"

Written in chalk on inside of the backboard of the hood: "Feb. 19, 1812"

The face has the remains of a paper label on the back, which remains partially legible and reads: " . . . CURT . . . / . . . cturer" This may relate to a repair by either Lemuel Curtis or Samuel Curtis.

Printed paper label on backboard: "H.N. LOCKWOOD / Jeweler / Watch, Clock and Jewelry Repairing / 61- 9 Bromfield Street / Near Washington Street / Telephone Boston / Oct. 1913 [handwritten]"

Museum loan label on back: "834.17 / French"

Paper label on interior of backboard: "Loaned by / C. Jay French / Boston / Mass. / October 1917"

Signed

On lower half of the face: "Levi Hutchins / Concord"

Provenance

Lent by C. Jay French, October 18, 1917; made a gift in 1922 (Accession Date July 20, 1922). February 26, 2015, deaccessioned by the MFA for sale through Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Credit Line

Gift of C. Jay French