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From: C. L. Prickett advertisement, Antiques138 (August 2009): 191
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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF4612

Maker

Casemaker Thomas Howard, Jr., 1774–1833
Alternate spelling(s): Thomas Howard
Clockmaker William Cummens, American, w. 1789-1834

Dimensions

Height: 250.191 cm (98 1/2 in.)

Date

1811

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Providence, Rhode Island, or made in Roxbury, Massachusetts
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

"Warren March 19th [th superscript] / 1811 / Cap James Driscol / Bot of Tho Howard jr / One Side Board $60-0 / one Clock and Case 70-0 / $130.0 / Received payment / Thos Howard jr," written in ink on paper label glued to inside of case; "WARRANTED BY / William Cummens," painted on dial

Style

Federal

Provenance

Captain James Driscoll, Warren, Rhode Island, 1811. C. L. Prickett Antiques, Yardley, Pennsylvania, 1990

Associated names

James Driscoll
C. L. Prickett Antiques

Bibliography

"C. L. Prickett advertisement," Antiques 137, no. 2 (August 1990): 191, ill.
Paul J. Foley, Willard's Patent Time Pieces: A History of the Weight-Driven Banjo Clock, 1800–1900 (Norwell, Mass.: Roxbury Village Publishing, 2002), 268.
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), 4, 53, 108–109, fig. 12, 13.