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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF1406

Maker

Casemaker Unknown
Clockmaker Thomas Claggett, ca. 1730 - 1797

Dimensions

228.601 x 45.72 x 23.495 cm (90 x 18 x 9 1/4 in.)

Date

1755–1760

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

"THOMAS CLAGGETT NEWPORT," at top of arch

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Governor William Greene (1696–1758), Warwick, Rhode Island or his son, William Greene, Jr. (1731–1809), Warwick, Rhode Island; by descent to his son, Ray Greene (1765–1849), Warwick, Rhode Island; by descent to his son, William Greene (1797–1883), Warwick, Rhode Island; by descent to his grandson, William Greene Roelker, Sr. (1854–1911); by descent to his son, William Greene Roelker, Jr. (1886–1953); by descent to his daughter, Helen Roelker Kessler (1920–2006); consigned to Christie's, New York, January 22, 1983, lot 509

Associated names

Governor William Greene
William Greene, Jr.
Ray Greene
William Greene
William Greene Roelker, Sr.
William Greene Roelker, Jr.
Helen Roelker Kessler
Christie's

Bibliography

Richard L. Champlin, "Thomas Claggett: Silversmith, Swordsman, Clockmaker," Newport History: Bulletin of the Newport Historical Society 49, no. 3 (Summer 1976): 64, 66, fig. 4–5.
Richard L. Champlin, "Thomas Claggett: Silversmith, Swordsman, Clockmaker," Bulletin of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, Inc. 21, no. 2 (April 1979): 174–175, fig. 4–5.
Christie's, New York, Fine American Furniture, Silver, and Decorative Arts, sale cat. (January 22, 1983), 61, lot 509, ill.