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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF2283

Maker

Casemaker John Newton, worked 1770 - 1780
Clockmaker John Goldsmith

Dimensions

215.9 x 40.64 x 25.4 cm (85 x 16 x 10 in.)

Date

1770–1780

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Providence, Rhode Island, Made in London
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Cherry

Marks

"John Goldsmith, London," engraved on dial

Inscriptions

"John Newton, who framed the Baptist Church, made the case.," written by Thomas Hull on paper inside case, Providence, ca. 1860. He also states that the movement was imported by Caleb Wheaton, Providence clockmaker, for Robert Davis, "who lived next west of the Washington Insurance Office."

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Robert Davis (active 1760), Providence, Rhode Island. G. A. Richmond, Virginia. Ellen Parsons, 1860; by descent in the Parsons family; Ginsburg and Levy, Inc., New York, 1966. Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., New York, 1993

Associated names

Ginsburg and Levy, Inc.
Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc.
Robert Davis
G. A. Richmond
Ellen R. Parsons
Parsons family

Bibliography

"Ginsburg and Levy, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 90, no. 4 (October 1966): 405, ill.
"Ginsburg and Levy, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 90, no. 4 (October 1966).
"Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 144, no. 2 (August 1993): 129, ill.
"Americana, Paintings, Sporting Items, and Marine Art, April 3, 2009–April 4, 2009," http://www.eldreds.com/sales/index.php?sale=641 (accessed March 30, 2009), lot 1107.
"Eldred's American and Marine Art Auction," Antiques and the Arts Weekly (March 20, 2009), lot 89, ill.