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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF6171

Maker

Casemaker Unknown
Clockmaker Samuel Rockwell, 1722?1773

Dimensions

91 21 11 in. (231.14 53.34 27.94 cm)

Date

1752

Current location

Brown University

Geography

Made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); chestnut (backboard)

Marks

"Sa[muel] Rockwell Providence," engraved, on dial

Inscriptions

Commemorative plaque attached to exterior of waist door

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Esek Hopkins (1718–1802), Providence, Rhode Island; by descent to his granddaughter Elizabeth Angell, Providence; gift to Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 1855

Associated names

Esek Hopkins
Elizabeth Angell

Notes

The clock is accompanied by an original bill of sale dated 1752.

Bibliography

"Historic Clocks: Brown University," http://library.brown.edu/cds/clocks/renderclock.php?xmlfile=rockwell.xml (accessed February 22, 2015).
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), 245n3.