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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF6315

Maker

Clockmaker Unknown
(dialmaker) Osborne's Manufactory
Casemaker Unknown

Dimensions

94 3/4 21 1/2 10 5/8 in. (240.67 54.61 26.99 cm) Width, dial: 13 in. (33.02 cm)

Date

1785–1800

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Probably made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); maple or birch (runners for hood); chestnut (seatboard, backboard, bottom board, and hood top); yellow poplar (dial mat and waist door); pine (glue blocks feet, base bottom frame, and case corners)

Marks

“Osborne,” stamped on false plate; "Osborne’s Manufactory Birmingham,” stamped on back of dial

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Nicholas Peck (1762–1847), Bristol, Rhode Island; by descent to his third wife, Sarah Gorham Peck; by descent to their son Rev. Francis Peck (1809–1888), Brooklyn, New York; by descent to his son Louis H. F. Peck (1846–1909), Brooklyn, New York, and Bristol, Rhode Island; by descent to his son Louis F. Peck, State College, Pennsylavania; by descent to his wife Eleanor B. Peck, State College Pennsylavania, and Mystic, Connecticut; sold to Sara Andrews, Ashaway Rhode Island, 1982; private collection,1983

Associated names

Nicholas Peck
Sarah Gorham Peck
Reverend Francis Peck
Louis H. F. Peck
Louis F. Peck
Eleanor B. Peck
Sara Andrews