Object Place: Hanover, Massachusetts, United States
Overall: 228.6 x 48.3 x 25.4 cm (90 x 19 x 10 in.)
Medium or Technique
Mahogany, mahogany veneer, brass, iron, glass
Not On View
The tall-case clock has a hood with an arched top holding a pierced fret and three plinths, each fitted with a brass eagle finial; the hood has free standing columns at front corners with brass capitals and bases, and with numerous round perforations at each side forming a diamond shape and with glazed hinged door. The white painted dial has Roman numerals for hour register and Arabic numerals for seconds with a date register. The spandrels are decorated in gold, red, green, and black, and the arched top has a moon phase register with a ship flying an American flag. The case has engaged quarter-columns flanking the long door, and is raised on a plinth base with short turned legs.
Stamped on inside of back panel: "852"
On dial: "John Bailey / Hanover"
Early history unknown; owned by George Tirrill, Malden Street, Boston, in the late nineteenth century; to his niece, Josephine Tirrill, later Mrs. William W. Andrews; to her daughter, Miss Majorie H. Andrews, Brooklyn, N.Y., the donor (Accession Date June 18, 1980)
Gift of Miss Marjorie H. Andrews