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This miniature wall clock represents an extremely unusual form standing at just 20 ½” tall and housed in an elaborate case with its original eglomise panel. It is illustrated as “best” in Fine Points of Furniture by Albert Sack, who noted that it is “a unique clock of great rarity and desirability” with a “painted glass panel that depicts Justice holding the shield bearing the coat of arms of the newly formed United States.” The works are by the Providence, Rhode Island inventor and clockmaker, David Brown. A rare opportunity to own this truly unique clock.  Outstanding condition.

Works by David Brown (1781-1868), Providence, Rhode Island

Mahogany with a painted glass panel

Circa 1820

20½ in. x 4½ x 3 in


Israel Sack, Inc. collection 1938
Mr. and Mrs. Mitchel Taradash, Ardsley-on-Hudson, New York
Michael Taradash Jr.
Israel Sack, Inc., New York
Collection of Erving and Joyce Wolf, New York


Magazine Antiques, August 1938, p. 97
Albert Sack, Fine Points of Furniture: Early American, New York, 1950, p. 134, identified as “Best”

James Biddle, American Art from American collections (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1963, p. 48, no. 90.


New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Art from American Collections, March 6 – April 1963, p. 48, no. 90.