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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF1359

Maker

Casemaker Unknown
Clockmaker James Wady, died 1759

Dimensions

237.491 x 50.8 x 26.67 cm (93 1/2. x 20 x 10 1/2 in.)

Date

1740–1755

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Walnut

Marks

"James Wady / NEWPORT," engraved on dial

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Sotheby's, New York, June 26, 1986, lot 150. Israel Sack, Inc., New York; sold to Mimika and Edward J. Nusrala, Saint Louis, 1987; consigned to Christie's, New York, January 21, 2006, lot 684

Associated names

Sotheby's
Israel Sack, Inc.
Edward J. Nusrala
Mimika Nusrala
Christie's

Bibliography

Richard L. Champlin, "William Claggett and His Clockmaking Family," Newport History: Bulletin of the Newport Historical Society 47, Part 3 (Summer 1974): 181.
Richard L. Champlin, "William Claggett and His Clockmaking Family," Supplement to the Bulletin of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, Inc. 11 (Summer 1976): 28–29, fig. 16–17.
Sotheby's, New York, Fine American Furniture, Folk Art, Folk Paintings, and Silver, sale cat. (June 26, 1986), lot 150, ill.
Christie's, New York, Property from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Nusrala, sale cat. (January 21, 2006), 69, lot 684, ill.