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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF5374

Maker

Casemaker Unknown
Clockmaker Josiah Gooding, 1777–1867

Dimensions

90 x 20 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (228.6 x 52.07 x 24.13 cm)

Date

1800–1810

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Massachusetts (case), Made in Bristol, Rhode Island (movement)
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany (primary); cherry (dial surround); white pine (all other secondary wood)

Marks

“J Gooding. / BRISTOL,.” painted on dial below center arbor

Inscriptions

"Wm B Elliot / July 20, 1840"; "Cleaned Jan 30th 1878 / Wm P. Farrington"; Repaired March 7 - 1869 / W. F. Adams," in graphite, on waist door

Provenance

Edward J. C. Bullock and Sarah A. H. Babbitt-Bullock, Providence and Barrington, Rhode Island, ca. 1930; by descent to a member of Babbitt-Bullock family, Brevard, North Carolina; consigned to Brunk Auctions, Ashville, North Carolina, March 12, 2010, lot 600

Associated names

Edward J. C. Bullock
Sarah A. H. Babbitt Bullock
Descendant of Babbitt-Bullock family
Brunk Auctions

Bibliography

Gary R. Sullivan Antiques, Inc., "Josiah Gooding, Bristol, RI," http://www.garysullivanantiques.com/Inventory/tabid/66/ProdID/201/Default.aspx (accessed May 18, 2011).
"March 12, 2011, Lot 0600," http://www.brunkauctions.com/search/lotdetailfull.php?id=57952 (accessed March 21, 2011).
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), 426n3.