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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF2717

Maker

Casemaker Unknown
Clockmaker Unknown
(dial) James Wilson, British, active 1777, died 1809

Dimensions

Height: 90 1/2 in. (229.871 cm)

Date

1785–1805

Current location

Private collection

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany (primary); pine (back board and glue blocks)

Marks

"Wilson," stamped on back of dial

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

James Lovell Little, Sr. (1810–1889), Massachusetts; by descent in his family. John H. Wilkins; consigned by his estate to Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, January 26–29, 1977, lot 1059

Associated names

James Lovell Little, Sr.
John H. Wilkins
Sotheby's

Bibliography

Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, Fine Americana, sale cat. (January 26–29, 1977), lot 1059, ill.