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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF4527

Maker

Casemaker Unknown
Clockmaker James Wady, died 1759

Dimensions

Height: 84 19 1/8 10 in. (213.36 48.58 25.4 cm)

Date

1750–59

Current location

Private collection

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany (primary); chestnut (back board and glue blocks at front corners of case)

Marks

"James Wady / Newport," engraved, on plaque below center of dial

Inscriptions

"STRIKE / SILENT," engraved on boss in dial arch

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Skinner, Boston and Bolton, Massachusetts (sale held Bolton), May 24, 1985, lot 141; sold to John Walton, Inc., Griswold and Jewett City, Connecticut; sold to a private collection

Associated names

Skinner, Inc.
John Walton, Inc.

Bibliography

Skinner, Inc., Boston and Bolton, Mass., Fine Americana, sale cat. (May 24, 1985), lot 141, ill.
Donald L. Fennimore and Frank L. Hohmann III, Claggett: Newport's Illustrious Clockmakers (Winterthur, Del.: Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library, 2018), 246, JW-9.