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Wall clock


Object number

RIF2495

Maker

Casemaker Unknown
Clockmaker William Claggett, 1694 - 1749
Decorated by William Gibbs, worked 1731

Dimensions

Unknown

Date

1732

Current location

Newport Historical Society

Geography

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

Medium

Japanned wood

Marks

"WILLIAM CLAGGET NEWPORT," in gold, on edge of octagonal face

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Commissioned for the Sabbatarian Meetinghouse, Newport, Rhode Island, 1732. Newport Historical Society, Rhode Island, 1884

Associated names

Sabbatarian Meetinghouse

Bibliography

Luke Vincent Lockwood, Colonial Furniture in America, 3rd ed., 2 vols. (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926), vol. 2, pp. 285–286, fig. 844.
Richard L. Champlin, "William Claggett and His Clockmaking Family," Newport History: Bulletin of the Newport Historical Society 47, Part 3 (Summer 1974): 177.
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): 25, fig. 13.