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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF6171

Maker

Casemaker Unknown
Clockmaker Samuel Rockwell, 1722 - 1773

Dimensions

231.14 x 53.34 x 27.94 cm (91 x 21 x 11 in.)

Date

1752

Current location

Brown University

Geography

Made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); chestnut (backboard)

Marks

"Sa[muel] Rockwell Providence," engraved, on dial

Inscriptions

Commemorative plaque attached to exterior of waist door

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Esek Hopkins (1718–1802), Providence, Rhode Island; by descent to his granddaughter Elizabeth Angell, Providence; gift to Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 1855

Associated names

Esek Hopkins
Elizabeth Angell

Notes

The clock is accompanied by an original bill of sale dated 1752.

Bibliography

"Historic Clocks: Brown University," http://library.brown.edu/cds/clocks/renderclock.php?xmlfile=rockwell.xml (accessed February 22, 2015).