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From: Wallace Nutting, Furniture Treasury (New York: MacMillan Company, 1963), no. 3271
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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF2053

Maker

Clockmaker David Williams, 1769–1823
Maker, formerly attributed to John Goddard, American, 1723–1785
Casemaker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 84 in. (213.36 cm)

Date

1790–1800

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

"David Williams / New Port," painted on dial

Provenance

Gertrude H. Camp (born 1882, active 1927–28); consigned to Anderson Galleries, Inc., New York, January 20–21, 1929, lot 204. Sotheby's, New York, before 1993

Associated names

Gertrude H. Camp
Anderson Galleries
Sotheby's

See also


Bibliography

Anderson Galleries, New York, Eighteenth Century American Furniture Colonial and Georgian Silver: A Remarkable Collection Sold by Order of Mrs. Gertrude H. Camp, "The Hayloft," Whitemarsh, PA, sale cat. (January 20–21, 1928), 66–67, lot 204, ill.
Albert Sack, The New Fine Points of Furniture: Early American (New York: Crown Publishers, 1993), 134, ill.
Wallace Nutting, Furniture Treasury (New York: MacMillan Company, 1963), no. 3271.
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), 112n22.
Brooks Palmer, The Book of American Clocks (New York: MacMillan Company, 1950), 32, fig. 22.