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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF2264

Maker

Casemaker Unknown
Clockmaker Nicholas Geffroy, 1761 - 1839
Alternate spelling(s): Nicholas Giffroy

Dimensions

Height: 229.871 cm (90 1/2 in.)

Date

1785–1805

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Maple

Marks

"Nicholas Geffroy, Watchmaker, Thames Street, Newport," printed on paper label inside door;advertisement for Geffroy, dated, "Newport, April 15, 1808," inside door

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Herbert Schiffer Antiques, Exton, Pennsylvania, 1978. Thomas G. Schwenke, New York, 1984

Associated names

Thomas G. Schwenke, Inc.

Bibliography

"Herbert Schiffer Antiques advertisement," Antiques 114, no. 1 (July 1978): 171.
"Thomas G. Schwenke advertisement," Antiques 126, no. 2 (August 1984): 196.