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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF396

Maker

Casemaker Palmer and Coe, active 1804–09
Clockmaker Caleb Wheaton, American, 1757–1827

Dimensions

Height: 79 in. (200.66 cm)

Date

1804–9

Current location

Preservation Society of Newport County

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); yellow poplar and sycamore (secondary)

Marks

"Palmer and Coe / Cabinet and Chair Maker / Long Wharf / NEWPORT / H. Barber, Sculp," printed, on paper label glued inside door

Provenance

Israel Sack, Inc., New York; sold to Preservation Society of Newport County, Rhode Island, by 1953

Associated names

Israel Sack, Inc.

Bibliography

Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., The Arts and Crafts of Newport, Rhode Island, 1640–1820 (Newport, R.I.: Preservation Society of Newport County, 1954), 59–60, no. 34, ill.
Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., "The Newport Exhibition," Antiques 64, no. 1 (July 1953): 44, fig. 24.
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), 113n41.
William C. Ketchum Jr., American Cabinetmakers: Marked American Furniture, 1640-1940 (New York: Crown Publishers, 1995), 254.