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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF5835

Maker

Casemaker Unknown
Clockmaker Caleb Wheaton, American, 1757?1827

Dimensions

91 1/2 21 7/8 10 in. (232.4 55.6 25.4 cm)

Date

1780–90

Current location

The Stanley Weiss Collection

Geography

Made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); mahogany (dial mat blocks); maple (back of hood and blocks to support saddle board); chestnut (back board, guides for hood, and back of pediment); pine (cores of moldings at top of waist)

Marks

"Caleb Wheaton / Providence," engraved, in dial arch

Inscriptions

"AB HOC MOMENTO PENDET AETERNITAS," engraved below winding arbors

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

The Stanley Weiss Collection, Providence, Rhode Island, 2010

Bibliography

"Reserve Inventory," http://www.tildenthurber.com/stanleyweiss/pages/items7/sw00778r.html (accessed August 27, 2010), sw00778.
Stanley Weiss and Brock Jobe, Fine American Antiques in the Stanley Weiss Collection (Providence, R.I.: The Stanley Weiss Collection, 2019), 30, sw00778, ill.