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CLOCK, TALL CASE

Category
FURNITURE
Object Name
CLOCK, TALL CASE
Maker/Artist
Weidemeyer, John M.\works –Bowie, Walter\case-attributed
MESDA Craftsman ID Number
42766, 3523
Place Made
works, Fredericksburg, Virginia; case attributed to Fredericksburg, Virginia
Date
1785-1800
Materials
mahogany –mahogany veneer __primary ||white pine __secondary __backing for door ||yellow pine __secondary __backing for moldings ||undetermined __secondary __backboard-stained red
Dimensions
[Overall Ht]7′ 9 3/4″ __[Overall Wdth]20 7/8″ foot; 21 7/8″ hood __[Overall Depth]10 7/8″ foot; 11 7/8″ hood
Description
face has a moon face, two globes and phases in the dial arch, Roman and Arabic numerals, two ringed winding holes, spandrels, seconds dial and calendar aperture; hood has a broken scroll arch with rosettes, single round finial with spire, molding over the dial arch, and detached reeded hood columns; waist has raised, cross banded door with shaped top, quarter columns; front of base cross banded, molded base with flared bracket feet. Attributed by Luke Beckerdite to the Fredericksburg Weidemeyer Clocks Group.
Object Location
Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Virginia since 1992.
Photo Number
S-5002
File Location
VT-6-22/VT-27A-1/VT-223-3
History
Descended in the Murphy family of Westmoreland County, Virginia. Tradition: Case said to have been made by Walter Bowie, who married Mary S. Todd at “Hickory Grove,” Caroline County, Oct. 21, 1823.
Sign/Marks
on face __”John M. Weidemeyer / Fredericksburg”
Hardware
key entry to both doors
Examined
Frank L. Horton –Bradford L. Rauschenberg –Ann W. Dibble __No __No __09/30/1975