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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF4611

Maker

Casemaker Unknown
Clockmaker James Wady, died 1759

Dimensions

83 1/2 18 1/2 9 1/2 in. (212.09 46.99 24.13 cm)

Date

1750–59

Current location

Preservation Society of Newport County

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); chestnut (secondary)

Marks

"James Wady Newport," engraved on nameplate in dial arch

Provenance

Cold Spring Auction Gallery, Beacon, New York; sold to the Preservation Society of Newport County, Rhode Island, 1996

Associated names

Cold Spring Auction Gallery

Bibliography

Christie's, New York, Important American Furniture, Silver, and Folk Art: Featuring English Pottery from the Collection of the Late Robert J. Kahn and the Lafayette-Washington Pistols, sale cat. (January 18–19, 2002), 224, fig. 8.
The Claggetts of Newport: Master Clockmakers in Colonial America, exh. cat. (Newport, R I.: Redwood Library and Athenaeum, 2019), 43, ill.