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Clock

Maker:
Robert Joyce
Date:
ca. 1795
Geography:
Made in New York, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Mahogany, mahogany veneers, and tulip poplar
Dimensions:
78 x 28 in. (198.1 x 71.1 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Bequest of Miriam Thorne Gilpatric, 2004
Accession Number:
2004.24
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 703
Given about 1797 by Alexander Hamilton to the United States Bank of Philadelphia. After the bank was dissolved it was given to Morris Ketchum by bank president Nicholas Biddle. Then by descent to Morris Ketchum's grandaughter Phebe Ketchum Thorne, to her son Landon Ketchum Thorne, and to his son Landon Ketchum Thorne, Jr. in 1945.
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