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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF1201

Maker

Casemaker Unknown
Clockmaker Caleb Wheaton, American, 1757 - 1827

Dimensions

Height: 247.651cm (97 1/2 in.); Width, waist: 35.56 cm (14 in.); Depth: 22.86 cm (9 in.)

Date

1790–1800

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); chestnut (backboard)

Marks

"Caleb Wheaton / Providence," engraved on dial in arch

Inscriptions

Chalk calculations, on inside of backboard

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, New Hampshire (sale held Manchester, New Hampshire), August 7, 2005, lot 1471

Associated names

Northeast Auctions

Bibliography

Northeast Auctions, Hampton and Portsmouth, N.H., New Hampshire Weekend Americana Auction, sale cat. (August 5–7, 2005), 174, lot 1471, ill.