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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF3549

Maker

Casemaker Unknown
Clockmaker Caleb Wheaton, American, 1757 - 1827

Dimensions

Height, with finials: 244.476 cm (96 1/4 in.); Height, case: 233.046 cm (91 3/4 in.)

Date

1780–1790

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany

Marks

"Caleb Wheaton Providence," engraved on dial

Inscriptions

"Ab hoc momento pendet aeternitas" engraved on dial

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Skinner, Boston and Bolton, Massachusetts (sale held Bolton), February 24, 2001, lot 386

Associated names

Skinner, Inc.

Bibliography

Skinner, Inc., Bolton, Mass., American Furniture and Decorative Arts: Featuring the Folk Art Collection of Milton Simpson, sale cat. (February 24, 2001), 55, lot 386, ill.
"Skinner, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 159, no. 1 (January 2001): 100, ill.