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Photo: Courtesy Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Tenn., Bequest of Julie Isenberg, 87.20.34
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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF2276

Maker

Casemaker Unknown
Maker possibly by Daniel Goddard, born 1747
Clockmaker Unknown
(dial) James Wilson, British, active 1777, died 1809

Dimensions

88 x 19 x 10 in. (223.52 x 48.26 x 25.4 cm)

Date

1785–1805

Current location

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

"WILSON," stamped, on backplate of dial

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Israel Sack, Inc., New York, 1953; sold to Mrs. Norman Isenberg (Julie Isenberg, died 1987), Memphis; bequeathed to The Memphis Brooks Museum of Arts, 1987

Associated names

Israel Sack, Inc.
Julie Isenberg

Bibliography

"Israel Sack, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 64, no. 1 (July 1953): 5.
Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., The Arts and Crafts of Newport, Rhode Island, 1640–1820 (Newport, R.I.: Preservation Society of Newport County, 1954), 55–56, 202, no. 30.
Joseph Aronson, The Encyclopedia of Furniture, 3rd ed. (New York: Clarkson Potter Publishers, 1965), (shell only), fig. 194.
Michael Moses, Master Craftsmen of Newport: The Townsends and Goddards (Tenafly, N.J.: MMI Americana Press, 1984), 297, fig. 7.21–7.21a.
Patricia E. Kane et al., Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2016), 294n3.