107 1/2 x 23 1/2 x 11 3/8 in. (273.1 x 59.7 x 28.9 cm)
Bequest of W. Gedney Beatty, 1941
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774
The dial of this tall clock, with its later addition of an arched moon phase, was a type popular in England about 1710–15. The case seems to date from the 1750s, the decade during which Chippendale features began to appear in Philadelphia on Queen Anne forms.
Inscription: engraved on bottom edge of dial's chapter ring: JN.o WOOD PHILADELPHIA; scratched into backboard: Joshe Barber
John McAudey, Dutchess County, New York, until 1789; descended in the Barbar family, New York; W. Gedney Beatty, Rye, New York, until died 1941
Artist: Benjamin Henry Latrobe (American (born England), Fulneck, Yorkshire 1764–1820 New Orleans, Louisiana)Date: ca. 1808Medium: Yellow poplar, oak, maple, white pine, gold leaf, and gessoAccession: 1994.189On view in:Gallery 731