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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF2310

Maker

Casemaker Unknown
Clockmaker Unknown

Dimensions

97 3/4 x 20 in. (248.29 x 50.8 cm)

Date

1785–1800

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Probably made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany

Inscriptions

"August 26-1836, January 29, 1892, March 10, 1848" in chalk, on inside of backboard. "34 Point Street, Providence" in chalk, on interior of backboard

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Ginsburg and Levy, New York; sold to Bernice Chrysler Garbisch (1907–1979) and Edgar William (1899–1979), New York, and Pokety Farms, Maryland; consigned by their estate to Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York (sale held Pokety Farms), May 23–25, 1980, lot 1064

Associated names

Ginsburg and Levy, Inc.
Bernice Chrysler Garbisch
Edgar William Garbisch
Sotheby Parke Bernet

Bibliography

"Sotheby Parke Bernet advertisement," Antiques 117, no. 5 (May 1980): 938.
Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, The Garbisch Collection, Volume Four: Important American Furniture and Related Decorative Arts, sale cat. (May 23–25, 1980), lot 1064, ill.