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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF2860

Maker

Casemaker Unknown
Clockmaker John Monkhouse, active 1756 - 1771

Dimensions

93 1/2 x 17 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. (237.491 x 45.085 x 24.13 cm)

Date

1760–1770

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

"John Monkhouse London," engraved on dial

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Joseph Skinner (1862–1946), Holyoke, Massachusetts, 1933. Sotheby's, New York, October 14, 1989, lot 261

Associated names

Joseph Skinner
Sotheby's

Notes

The shells on the waist doors of RIF2860 and RIF4251 appear to have been carved by the same carver.

See also


Bibliography

"The Editor's Attic: Documented Goddard," Antiques 24, no. 1 (July 1933): 4, ill. frontispiece.
Sotheby's, New York, Important American Furniture and Folk Art: Including Hudson River Paintings from the Collection of Maitland Lee Griggs, sale cat. (October 14, 1989), lot 261, 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), 112n26.