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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF2023

Maker

Casemaker Unknown
Clockmaker Unknown

Dimensions

228.6 x 50.8 x 23.5 cm (90 x 20 x 9 1/4 in.)

Date

1785–1800

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Probably made in Warwick, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Cherry (primary); chestnut and pine (secondary)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Morris Berry (ca. 1886–after 1940), Plainville, Connecticut; consigned to American Art Association Anderson Galleries, New York, April 25–26, 1930, lot 288. William Randolph Hearst (1863–1951), San Francisco, California; consigned to Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, November 17–19, 1938, lot 558. Bernard and S. Dean Levy, New York, 1988

Associated names

Morris Berry
American Art Association
Anderson Galleries
William Randolph Hearst
Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc.
Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc.

Notes

The case of this clock with fluted pilasters flanking the door is similar to RIF2270.

Bibliography

American Art Association and Anderson Galleries, New York, Early American Furniture and Decorations: Property of Morris Berry, Plainville, Conn., sale cat. (April 25–26, 1930), 108–109, lot 288, ill.
Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, The William Hearst Collection, Part II: Early American Furniture and Historical Staffordshire Ware, sale cat. (November 17–19, 1938), 202, lot 558, ill.
"Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 134, no. 1 (July 1988): 9, ill.