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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF3128

Maker

attributed to Caleb Wheaton, American, 1757–1827
Casemaker Unknown
(dial) Ashwin and Company, British, 1787–1791

Dimensions

104 20 1/2 10 in. (264.161 52.07 25.4 cm)

Date

1790–1800

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

"ASHWIN & CO.," cast into plate behind dial

Provenance

Edward Thurber, Providence, Rhode Island; by descent to Miss E. Thurber, Providence, Rhode Island, by 1897; by descent to a family member, California; consigned to Sotheby's, New York, October 13, 2000, lot 314

Associated names

Sotheby's
Edward Thurber
Thurber family
Miss E. Thurber

Bibliography

Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana: Silver, Folk Art, and Furniture, sale cat. (October 13, 2000), 200–201, lot 314, 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), 112n31.