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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF2287

Maker

Casemaker Unknown
Clockmaker John Tanner, 1713 - 1785

Dimensions

84 x 19 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. (213.36 x 49.53 x 26.67 cm)

Date

1760–1770

Current location

Private collection

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany (primary); eastern white pine (top of hood, inside of hood door frame, seat board, backboards of case, all glue blocks); soft maple (base of hood, hood door frame, backing of case door, cross piece in back of moldings supporting hood)

Marks

"John Tanner, Rhode Island," engraved on dial

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Mr. and Mrs. Hugh B. Cox, Washington, D.C.; consigned to Christie's, New York, June 16, 1984, lot 394; sold to John Walton, Inc., Griswold and Jewett City, Connecticut; sold to Ann and Philip Holzer, Great Neck, New York, 1984

Associated names

Mr. and Mrs. Hugh B. Cox
Christie's
John Walton, Inc.

Bibliography

Christie's, New York, Highly Important American Furniture: The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh B. Cox, sale cat. (June 16, 1984), 28–29, lot 394, ill.
Philip Holzer, Philip and Ann Holzer Collection (n.p.: privately printed, 1990), 104–105, no. 36, fig. 36.1.