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From: Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, March 24-25, 1961, lot 265
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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF2311

Maker

Casemaker Townsend Goddard, 1750 - 1790
Clockmaker Caleb Wheaton, American, 1757 - 1827

Dimensions

236.22 cm (93 in.) x 46.99 cm (18 1/2 in.)

Date

1786

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

"Caleb Wheaton / Providence," engraved on dial arch

Inscriptions

"Providence March 27th [th superscript] / Received of Mr [r superscript] Zebulun Utter one pound / sixteen shilling LM in behalf of Mr [r superscript] / Townsend Godard of Newport for / Two Clock Cases Caleb Wheaton," receipt that accompanied clock in 1933

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Zebulon Utter (1725–1802), Warwick, Rhode Island. C. W. Lyon, Inc., New York, 1947. Reginald M. Lewis (died 1960), Easton, Maryland; consigned by his estate to Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, March 24–25, 1961, lot 265

Associated names

Zebulon Utter
C. W. Lyon, Inc.
Reginald M. Lewis
Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc.

Bibliography

"The Editor's Attic: Documented Goddard," Antiques 24, no. 1 (July 1933): 3–4, fig. 3.
"C. W. Lyon, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 52, no. 3 (September 1947): 141.
Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, American Furniture: Property of the Estate of the Late Reginald M. Lewis, sale cat. (March 24–25, 1961), 102, lot 265, 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), 107, 313n3, fig. 11.