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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF2312

Maker

Casemaker Unknown
Clockmaker Caleb Wheaton and Son, 1807 - 1827
(dial) Willard and Nolen, American, 1805–1809

Dimensions

Height, approximately: 228.6 cm (90 in.)

Date

1807–1815

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

"Caleb Wheaton & Son / PROVIDENCE," painted above center arbor; "Caleb Wheaton & Son, Providence, Paid," inscribed on back of moon dial

Style

Hepplewhite, Federal

Provenance

Christie's, New York, January 24, 1987, lot 243. Robert O. Stuart, Limington, Maine, 1988

Associated names

Robert O. Stuart
Christie's

Notes

The dial is said to be signed by Willard and Nolen; source: "Robert O. Stuart advertisement," Antiques 133, no. 4 (April 1988):788.

See also


Bibliography

Christie's, New York, Fine American Furniture, Silver, Folk Art, and Decorative Arts, sale cat. (January 24, 1987), 98, lot 243, ill.
"Robert O. Stuart advertisement," Antiques 133, no. 4 (April 1988): 788, 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), 112n36, 417n5.