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Tall-case clock

1800–10
William Cummens (1768–1834)


Object Place: Roxbury, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 246.4 x 55.2 x 25.4 cm (97 x 21 3/4 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

1982.497

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, mahogany veneer, white pine, inlaid woods

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Clocks

Inscription

"WAM" stamped on seating board and twice on the back of the pendulum.

"TMK2 / 23 / 22" in graphite on seating board

"XX Cld XX Jan 31 1905 [/]" also in graphite on seating board.

Inside of case on backboard: 2 [with slash and] 2

Inside case door, from top to bottom:

"F.M. Peabody /July 26, 97

E. Stevens Jan 3/56

E.W. Welch/May 1, 1883

Morse Oct. 1/94

Cld. Rep. Wind Arbor & Esc, / xx Feb 3, 1905 2.50

Cld #Nov. 28: 06 $2.00"

On lower right corner of dial front: "F. M. Peabody July 20 97"

In arch on back of dial: "G. [?] E. Morse / Cld. Oct. 1st 1894 / [ditto] Feb. 11/96 $2"

Scratched into left side of mounting plate: "K1922"

Signed

On face: "Willm Cummens"

Markings

Cast in top of mounting plate: 'OSBORNE"

Provenance

Owned by the clock collector Clinton Prescott Knight, Jr. (1891-1970), of Providence, Rhode Island; 1982, inherited in 1943 or 1957 by Henry Hixon Meyer, Jr., and Edith Noyes Knight Meyer, Belmont, Massachusetts; 1982, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry H. Meyer, Jr. in memory of Clinton Prescott Knight, Jr., Providence R.I. (Accession Date October 13, 1982)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry H. Meyer, Jr. in memory of Clinton Prescott Knight, Jr., Providence R.I.