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From: "Catalog of The Rhode Island Historical Society Furniture Collection," 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

"Catalog of The Rhode Island Historical Society Furniture Collection," Rhode Island History 19, no. 1 (January 1960): 30–31, no. 63, ill.
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), 307n4, 417n5.