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Tall Clock

John Wood Sr. (active ca. 1734–60)
John Wood Jr. (1736–1793)
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Walnut, tulip poplar, white pine
107 1/2 x 23 1/2 x 11 3/8 in. (273.1 x 59.7 x 28.9 cm)
Credit Line:
Bequest of W. Gedney Beatty, 1941
Accession Number:
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
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