image of object
Photo: Courtsey The Stanley Weiss Collection, Providence, R.I.
Click the image to enlarge

Tall case clock


Object number

RIF5941

Maker

Casemaker Unknown
Clockmaker William Stanton, 1794?1878

Dimensions

Height: 92 3/4 in. (235.59 cm)

Date

1814–16

Current location

The Stanley Weiss Collection

Geography

Made in Providence, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany and mahogany veneer

Marks

"Wm.[ in superscript with two dots below] Stanton / Providence," in paint, on dial below winding arbors

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Hepplewhite, Federal

Provenance

Rathburn family, Wickford, Rhode Island; by descent to Emily Chase Ellis, Providence, Rhode Island; sold to Rodman Gardner Rathbun (1892–1957), Wickford, Rhode Island; by descent to his daughter, Virginia Stuart-Howard, Wickford, Rhode Island; consigned to Skinner, Inc., Boston and Bolton, Massachusetts (sale held Boston), March 2, 2014, lot 73; sold to Stanley Weiss, Providence, Rhode Island, 2014

Associated names

Skinner, Inc.
Rodman Gardner Rathbun
Virginia Stuart-Howard
Emily Chase Ellis

Bibliography

Skinner, Inc., Boston and Marlborough, Mass., American Furniture and Decorative Arts and Americana Online, sale cat. (March 2, 2014), 24, lot 73, ill.
Stanley Weiss and Brock Jobe, Fine American Antiques in the Stanley Weiss Collection (Providence, R.I.: The Stanley Weiss Collection, 2019), 30, sw01809, ill.