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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF4527

Maker

Casemaker Unknown
Clockmaker James Wady, died 1759

Dimensions

Height: 84 x 19 1/8 x 10 in. (213.36 x 48.58 x 25.4 cm)

Date

1750–1759

Current location


Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany (primary); chestnut (back board and glue blocks at front corners of case)

Marks

"James Wady / Newport," engraved, on plaque below center of dial

Inscriptions

"STRIKE / SILENT," engraved on boss in dial arch

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Skinner, Boston and Bolton, Massachusetts (sale held Bolton), May 24, 1985, lot 141; sold to John Walton, Inc., Griswold and Jewett City, Connecticut; sold to a private collection

Associated names

Skinner, Inc.
John Walton, Inc.
Private collection

Bibliography

Skinner, Inc., Boston and Bolton, Mass., Fine Americana, sale cat. (May 24, 1985), lot 141, ill.