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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF3892

Maker

Casemaker Unknown
Clockmaker Marmaduke Storrs, 1724 - 1775

Dimensions

Height: 246.381 cm (97 in.)

Date

1760–1775

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

"Marm Storrs / LONDON," engraved on boss in dial arch

Inscriptions

"This clock was originally owned by Joseph Hopkins. He was the first settler on Narrow Creek in South County near where Gilbert Stuart lived. Sarah Hopkins (his daughter) who married Thomas Albro; Alice Albro married Caleb Lawton; Beriah Hopkins Lawton, born 1823; Theodore Lawton, his son sold clock to Benjamin Cook, now the present owner, April 18, 1917.," written on label inside door

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Joseph Hopkins, South Kingstown, Rhode Island; by descent to his daughter, Sarah Hopkins Albro; by descent to her daughter, Alice Albro Lawton; by descent to her husband, Caleb Lawton; by descent to Beriah Hopkins Lawton (born 1823); by descent to his son, Theodore Lawton (born 1867); sold to Benjamin Cook (1885–1968), Providence, Rhode Island, by 1917. Harriet K. Ewing and Bayard Ewing (1916–1991), Providence. Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, New Hampshire (sale held Manchester, New Hampshire), October 31–November 2, 2003, lot 1561

Associated names

Northeast Auctions
Joseph Hopkins
Bayard Ewing
Harriet K. Ewing
Alice Albro
Caleb Lawton
Beriah Hopkins Lawton
Theodore E. Lawton
Benjamin L. Cook

Bibliography

Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, N.H., New Hampshire Weekend Auction, sale cat. (October 31–November 2, 2003), 202, lot 1561, ill.
"Ron Bourgeault Hits $5.7 Million at Northeast Auctions Sale," Antiques and the Arts Weekly (November 21, 2003), ill.
David Hewett, "Bourgeault Sells 1800 Lots in Grueling Three-Day $5.7 Million Auction," Maine Antique Digest (February 2004): 4–B.