Eight Day Clock
Daniel Munroe (1775-1859);
case attributed to William Munroe (1778-1861)
Concord, Massachusetts, about 1801
Mahogany, cherry, white pine
Anonymous Gift; Gift of the Cummings Davis Society (1995) 1995.17
Daniel Munroe apprenticed with clockmaker Simon Willard in Roxbury and then established his own company in Concord from 1797 to 1808. He partnered with his brothers Nathaniel, also a clockmaker, and William, a cabinetmaker, to produce fashionable clocks. In the early nineteenth century, Concord was home to several clockmakers whose timepieces were of the highest quality. This clock descended in the Merriam family of Concord.