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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF399

Maker

Casemaker Unknown
Clockmaker Caleb Wheaton, American, 1757 - 1827

Dimensions

259.08 x 48.26 x 24.13 cm (102 x 19 x 9 1/2 in.)

Date

1800–1815

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); pine (backboard)

Marks

"Caleb Wheaton / Providence," painted on dial

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Gladding family, Rhode Island. Israel Sack, Inc., New York, before 1984

Associated names

Gladding family
Israel Sack, Inc.

Bibliography

Michael Moses, Master Craftsmen of Newport: The Townsends and Goddards (Tenafly, N.J.: MMI Americana Press, 1984), 289–290, fig. 7.17, 7.17a–b.