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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF403

Maker

Casemaker Unknown
Clockmaker Marmaduke Storrs, 1724 - 1775

Dimensions

245.111 x 57.15 x 29.845 cm (96 1/2 x 22 1/2 x 11 3/4 in.)

Date

1760–1775

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

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

Marks

"Marmaduke Storrs London," engraved, on dial

Inscriptions

"Mrs. [?]bon Millerd," in chalk, on interior of backboard

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Clinton Prescott Knight (1891–1970), Providence, Rhode Island; gift to Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence; consigned to Sotheby's, New York, October 7, 2006, lot 231

Associated names

Clinton Prescott Knight
The Rhode Island Historical Society
Sotheby's

Bibliography

Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., "Catalog of The Rhode Island Historical Society Furniture Collection," Rhode Island History 17, no. 1 (January 1958): 28–29, no. 38, ill.
Joseph K. Ott, The John Brown House Loan Exhibition of Rhode Island Furniture, exh. cat. (Providence: The Rhode Island Historical Society, 1965), 124–125, no. 79, ill.
Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana Including Property from the Rhode Island Historical Society, sale cat. (October 7, 2006), 165, lot 231, 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), 112n26.