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Photo: Courtesy Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Ida Littlefield Fund, 84.149; photo by Erik Gould
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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF3467

Maker

Casemaker Unknown
Clockmaker William Stanton, 1794–1878

Dimensions

241.3 x 55.09 x 26.99 cm (95 x 21 11/16 x 10 5/8 in.)

Date

1816

Current location

Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

Geography

Made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany and mahogany veneer (primary); pine (secondary); brass (works), ivory, and enamel

Marks

"William Stanton / Providence / 1816," painted on dial

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

By descent in the Dyer family, North Kingstown and Providence, Rhode Island. Robert Mower, Marion, Massachusetts; sold to Ida Ballou Littlefield, before 1984; given to the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, 1984

Associated names

Dyer family
Robert Mower

Bibliography

"Museum Notes," Rhode Island School of Design (1983–): vol. 72, no. 2 (October 1985): 24.
Christopher P. Monkhouse and Thomas S. Michie, American Furniture in Pendleton House (Providence: RISD Museum, 1986), 90–92, no. 35, 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), 113n43, 439n5.