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Musical tall case clock


Object number

RIF6550

Maker

Casemaker Unknown
Clockmaker William Creak, English, active 1740 - 1775

Dimensions

101 1/4 × 21 1/4 × 11 1/4 in. (257.2 × 54 × 28.6 cm)

Date

1760–1770

Current location


Geography

Probably made in Newport, Rhode Island, and made in London
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany (primary); pine and chestnut (secondary)

Marks

"William Creak / London," engraved on dial

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Private collection

Bibliography

Gary R. Sullivan and Kate Van Winkle Keller, Musical Clocks of Early America, 1730–1830: A Catalogue Raisonné (North Grafton, Mass.: The Willard House and Clock Museum, 2017), 355, fig. 175, 175B.