Tallcase clock - ROM2006_6313_1


Tallcase clock

Maker: James Orkney (1760-1832); English clockworks
Medium:Mahogany, satinwood, pine, brass, iron
Geography: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada and England
Date: c. 1800-1815
230.9 (height) x 52.1 (width) x 24.5 (depth) cm
Object number: 959.244.1.1
Credit Line: Purchased with the assistance of a Wintario Grant
On view
Gallery Location:Sigmund Samuel Gallery of Canada
DescriptionTall-case clocks are among the finest examples of early Anglo-Quebec cabinetry work. The design of the case reflects New England examples of the Federal period. Typically the mechanisms for clocks were imported from England or Scotland. Orkney, the clockmaker, acted as assembler and retailer only, which was the customary practice in the colonial clock-making trade.
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