American, 1751 - 1822

Tall Clock and Case

Date: ca. 1795

Robert Wood, the great-great-grandfather of Julian Wood Glass Jr., purchased this eight-day clock from Winchester clockmaker Goldsmith Chandlee. Eight-day clocks require winding once every eight days; the length of the wire cords and the load of the lead weights permit this protracted length of time without resetting the mechanism. The height of such clocks gives them a grand presence. Household inventories of Virginia gentry record tall clocks and cases as the most valuable objects in houses, unless the family owned extraordinary silver or lavish bed furnishings.

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Medium: Brass, steel, lead, iron, cherry, and yellow pine

Inscriptions: Dial inscribed in script: "G Chandlee. WINCHESTER"

Dimensions: H: 101 x W: 19 1/2 x D: 11 1/4 in.

Place: Winchester, Virginia (movement and case)

Accession: 0841

Collection: Julian Wood Glass Jr. Collection

Category: Furniture - American

Tags: Brass , Steel , Cherry , Pine , Grandfather Clock , Lead , Iron

Always in the family of original owner. NOTE: This clock was made for the Glen Burnie house.