William Lowry, cabinetmaker
American, died 1813
American, Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky
Tall Clock, 1805 – 1810
Cherry, walnut, poplar, other woods
Bequest of Alice Speed Stoll, by exchange 2004.3

Capital Furniture
This clock was made in the shop of William Lowry, who came from North Carolina to seek his fortune in Frankfort, Kentucky’s state capital. Lowry’s Frankfort location gave him access to wealthy lawmakers and equally wealthy patrons of the state government. One of the latter, James Ellis, ordered this clock from Lowry for his home, located some sixty miles northeast of Frankfort. We don’t know how Ellis paid for his clock, but Lowry accepted cash, pork, beef, and “good whiskey” as payment.