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Object ID 1980.003
Object Name Clock
Collection Clocks/Watches
Credit line DHS Purchase
Year Range from 1795
Year Range to 1810
Made Christopher Weaver (clock); John Janvier, Jr. (case attributed)
Makers mark Face signed by Christopher Weaver
Description Tall case clock with 8-day, key wound movement. The case is attributed to John Janvier, Jr. and the works are by Christopher Weaver. The case is made of mahogany with tulip poplar and white pine as the secondary woods. The hood has a center fluted finial, dental molding on the frieze, fluted columns on four corners, arched sidelights, and a door. The body has cove moulding at the top of the waist, fluted columns at the front corners, cove and ovolo moulding at the top of the base and ogee bracket feet. The moon dial has a painted foliate pattern in the spandrels, double global maps, and a day of the month indicator; signed "Chris. Weaver / New Castle".


Dimensions H-101 W-18.875 inches
Dimension Details
Owned Janvier Family
Provenance The clock descended in the Janvier family to the heirs of Eliza MacDonough Janvier Louderbough (1861-1945) and her brother, George Janvier (1865-1943).
Subjects Clocks & watches
Furniture
Time
People Weaver, Christopher
Janvier, Jr., John
Search Terms Christopher Weaver
John Janvier, Jr.
New Castle
Delaware
Clocks
Room Front Hall (First Floor)
Material Mahogany; tulip poplar; white pine
Place of Origin New Castle, DE