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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF3799

Maker

Casemaker Unknown
Clockmaker Caleb Wheaton, American, 1757 - 1827

Dimensions

Height: 259.081 cm (102 in.)

Date

1780–1790

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

"Caleb Wheaton / Providence," engraved on dial

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Northeast Auctions, Hampton and Portsmouth, New Hampshire (sale held Manchester, New Hampshire), November 1–2, 1997, lot 510

Associated names

Northeast Auctions

Bibliography

Northeast Auctions, Hampton, N.H., New Hampshire Auction: Important American Furniture, sale cat. (November 1–2, 1997), 45, lot 510, 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), 112n37.