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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF227

Maker

Casemaker Unknown
Maker formerly attributed Job Townsend, Sr., 1699 - 1765
Clockmaker James Wady, died 1759

Dimensions

Height, without finials: 236.22 cm (93 in.); Width: 28.575 cm (11 1/4 in.); Width, dial: 30.48 cm (12 in.); Depth: 28.575 cm (11 1/4 in.)

Date

1745–1759

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

"JAMES WADY NEWPORT," engraved in dial arch

Provenance

Christie's, New York, January 18, 2002, lot 388

Associated names

Christie's

Bibliography

"Christie's advertisement," Antiques 161, no. 1 (January 2002): 46, ill.
Christie's, New York, Important American Furniture, Silver, and Folk Art: Featuring English Pottery from the Collection of the Late Robert J. Kahn and the Lafayette-Washington Pistols, sale cat. (January 18–19, 2002), 218–225, lot 388, ill.
Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., "Quaker Baroque: How Political and Religious Freedom Inspired a Dynasty of American Cabinet-Makers," Christie's Magazine (May–June 2002): 113, ill.
Frank L. Hohmann III et al., Timeless: Masterpiece American Brass Dial Clocks (New York: Hohmann Holdings, 2009), 302–303, no. 94, 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), 111n17.