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Photo: Courtesy Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, Mabel Brady Garvan Collection, 1930.2325
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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF1719

Maker

Casemaker Unknown
Clockmaker Edward Spalding, American, 1732–1785

Dimensions

Height: 221.933cm (87 3/8in.); Hood: 52.07 x 23.178 cm (20 1/2 x 9 1/8 in.); Hood frame: 39.37 x 19.05 cm (15 1/2 x 7 1/2 in.); Lower case: 159.068 x 47.308 x 23.178 cm (62 5/8 x 18 5/8 x 9 1/8 in.); Lower case, frame: 34.925 x 16.669cm (13 3/4 x 6 9/16in.); Dial: 43.339 x 30.48cm (17 1/16 x 12in.)

Date

1760–1780

Current location

Yale University Art Gallery

Geography

Made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Soft maple (primary); yellow poplar (top of hood); chestnut (back of hood)

Marks

"Spalding / PROVIDENCE," engraved on a plate on dial

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Francis P. Garvan (1875–1937), New York; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, 1930

Associated names

Francis P. Garvan

Bibliography

Edwin A. Battison and Patricia E. Kane, The American Clock, 1725–1865: The Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale University (Greenwich, Conn.: New York Graphic Society, 1973), 154–157, no. 34, ill.
Douglass Scott, Joan Ketter, and Michael Boodro, The American Clock, 1725–1865, Forgeries and Restorations in American Furniture: Two Yale Student Exhibitions, May 18–June 28, 1974, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Garvan Furniture Study, May 18–June 28, 1974), n.p., no. 35.