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Photo: From Antiques vol. 63 (April 1953): frontispiece
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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF1468

Maker

Casemaker Unknown
Clockmaker William Claggett, 1694 - 1749

Dimensions

Height: 98 in. (248.921 cm)

Date

1740–1749

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany

Marks

"W. Claggett / Newport," engraved on partially silvered dial

Inscriptions

"1868 / 1727 / 141," in graphite, on inside of waist door

Style

William and Mary

Provenance

Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr. (1909–2009), Newport, Rhode Island, by 1953

Associated names

Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr.

Bibliography

Antiques 63, no. 4 (April 1953): ill. frontispiece.
Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., The Arts and Crafts of Newport, Rhode Island, 1640–1820 (Newport, R.I.: Preservation Society of Newport County, 1954), 55–56, 201, no. 29, ill.
Laura Beach, "The Past Is Present in Newport: A Couple's Lifelong Love of Antiques," Antiques and Fine Art 6, no. 2 (Summer 2005): 118, 120–121, ill.