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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

1780–1790

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 late Wallace Nutting, sale cat. (October 4, 1941), lot 114.
"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.