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From: "Documented Goddard," Antiques 24 (July 1933): 2
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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF2293

Maker

Casemaker Unknown
Clockmaker Caleb Wheaton, American, 1757–1827

Dimensions

Height: 93 in. (236.22 cm)

Date

1780–90

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

"Caleb Wheaton / Providence," engraved on dial arch

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Wallace Nutting (1861–1941), Newburyport, Massachusetts, 1933; consigned by his estate to Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, October 4, 1941, lot 114. Ginsburg and Levy, Inc., New York, 1949 until at least 1954

Associated names

Wallace Nutting
Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc.
Ginsburg and Levy, Inc.
Ginsburg and Levy, Inc.

Bibliography

"The Editor's Attic: Documented Goddard," Antiques 24, no. 1 (July 1933): 2, 4, frontispiece, fig. 2.
Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, Early American Furniture, Property of the Estate of the Late Wallace Nutting, sale cat. (October 4, 1941), 22–23, lot 114, ill.
"Ginsburg and Levy advertisement," Antiques 55, no. 4 (April 1949): 255.
Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., The Arts and Crafts of Newport, Rhode Island, 1640–1820 (Newport, R.I.: Preservation Society of Newport County, 1954), 57–58, no. 31, ill.
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), 112n37.