Tall Case Clock

attributed to Phinehas (Phineas) Bailey, Chelsea, Vermont, American, 1787 - 1861, active 1810 - 1816
Maker of Case, probably Vermont, in the New York taste, American


about 1816, case 1820 or later

Mahogany and mahogany veneers on white pine, brass, iron, steel

Overall: 95 × 18 × 10 in. (241.3 × 45.7 × 25.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Lynda Boak Redington and John Skinner Redington, Class of 1928, in memory of his father, John Chase Redington, Class of 1900



Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name


Research Area

Decorative Arts

Not on view


Inscribed, on label, P. Bailey./ Chelsea. Vermont./ 1817

Exhibition History

American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 9-December 9, 2007.

American Decorative Arts at Dartmouth, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 10-March 1, 1981.

Publication History

Margaret J. Moody, American Decorative Arts at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire: The Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1981, page 29.

Margaret J. Moody, "American Furniture at Dartmouth College", The Magazine ANTIQUES: New York, August 1981, pp. 326-333, ill. figure 4.

Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 218, no. 191.

Donn Haven Lathrop, Phinehas J. Bailey, A Vermont Clockmaker, Tinker, Inventor, Minister and his association with John Osgood, Jedidiah Baldwin, and Nathan Hale, online publication, 2008, ill.


Lydia Boak Redington and John Skinner Redington; given to present collection, 1946.

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