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Photo: Courtesy Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Ida Littlefield Fund, 84.149; photo by Erik Gould
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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF3467

Maker

Clockmaker William Stanton, 1794–1878
Casemaker Unknown

Dimensions

95 21 11/16 10 5/8 in. (241.3 55.09 26.99 cm)

Date

1816

Current location

Rhode Island School of Design Museum

Geography

Made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany and mahogany veneer (primary); pine (secondary); brass (works), ivory, and enamel

Marks

"William Stanton / Providence / 1816," painted on dial

Provenance

By descent in the Dyer family, North Kingstown and Providence, Rhode Island. Robert Mower, Marion, Massachusetts; sold to Ida Ballou Littlefield, before 1984; given to the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, 1984

Associated names

Robert Mower
Dyer family

Bibliography

Christopher P. Monkhouse and Thomas S. Michie, American Furniture in Pendleton House (Providence: Rhode Island School of Design Museum, 1986), 90–92, no. 35, ill.
"Museum Notes," Rhode Island School of Design (1983–): vol. 72, no. 2 (October 1985): 24.
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), 113n43, 439n5.