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The tall clock is fitted with a thirty-hour wooden movement produced by reputable makers, often in Connecticut, and sold by peddlers. Its best feature, however, is the elaborately grain-painted pine case, probably made by a local woodworker. The graining was intended to suggest exotic woods; the skirt is further embellished with a colorful painted pinwheel. Timepieces were becoming more affordable and more commonplace in the 19th century; this one was owned by Orlando Ware (1779-1860), who placed it in his Deerfield, Massachusetts, general store facing the town Common.


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Tall case clock

creator   Unidentified
date   c. 1820
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
height   82.0"
depth   10.5"
width   19.375"
process/materials   wood
item type   Household Goods/Furniture
accession #   #F.04

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Ware Store Day Book [Vol. I]

Ware Store Day Book [Vol. II]

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