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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF2266

Maker

Casemaker Unknown
Clockmaker Unknown

Dimensions

91 21 1/2 10 in. (231.141 54.61 25.4 cm)

Date

1785–1805

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Cherry

Provenance

Chalfant and Chalfant, West Chester, Pennsylvania, 1984 and 1988; Sotheby's, New York, June 23–24, 1993, lot 563; sold to Sara Ann Pfaffenroth (1941–2009) and Peter A. Pfaffenroth (1941–2020), Morristown, New Jersey; consigned to Sotheby's, New York, January 19, 2022, lot 1142

Associated names

Chalfant and Chalfant
Sotheby's
Peter A. Pfaffenroth
Sara Ann Pfaffenroth

Construction

According to the Sotheby's sale catalogue, the feet are replaced. Source: Sotheby's, Fine Americana, (New York, June 23?24, 1993), lot 563.

Bibliography

"Chalfant and Chalfant advertisement," Antiques 133, no. 2 (February 1988): 516, ill.
"Chalfant and Chalfant advertisement," Antiques 125, no. 6 (June 1984): 1250, ill.
Sotheby's, New York, Fine Americana, sale cat. (June 23–24, 1993), lot 563, ill.
Sotheby's, New York, The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Peter A. Pfaffenroth: American Furniture, Silver and Decorative Arts, sale cat. (January 19, 2022), lot 1142, ill.