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From: Rhode Island History vol.19, no.1 (1960):30
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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF6112

Maker

Casemaker Unknown
Clockmaker Caleb Wheaton and Son, 1807 - 1827

Dimensions

238.76 x 50.17 x 24.77 cm (94 x 19 3/4 x 9 3/4 in.)

Date

1810–1820

Current location

The Rhode Island Historical Society

Geography

Made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); cherry, pine, and chestnut (secondary)

Marks

"Caleb Wheaton & Son, / PROVIDENCE.," painted, on dial

Style

Hepplewhite, Federal

Provenance

Ebenezer Knight Dexter (1773–1824), Providence, Rhode Island; Dexter Asylum, Providence, Rhode Island; Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, by 1957

Associated names

Ebenezer Knight Dexter

Bibliography

Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., "Catalog of The Rhode Island Historical Society Furniture Collection," Rhode Island History 16, no. 3 (July 1957): 128–29, no. 63, ill.
"Catalog of The Rhode Island Historical Society Furniture Collection," Rhode Island History 19, no. 1 (January 1960): 30–31, no. 63, ill.