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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF2550

Maker

Casemaker Unknown
Clockmaker William Claggett, 1694 - 1749

Dimensions

226.061 x 43.815 x 25.4 cm (89 x 17 1/4 x 10 in.)

Date

1720–1730

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Walnut

Marks

"Will Claggett / Newport," engraved on plaque on dial

Style

William and Mary

Provenance

John S. Walton, Inc., New York; sold to Richard and Kay Barrett, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Carmel, California; consigned to Christie's, New York, June 17, 1997, lot 299. Christie's, January 16, 1998, lot 423

Associated names

Richard Barrett
Kay Barrett
Christie's
John S. Walton, Inc.

Bibliography

Christie's, New York, The Collection of Kay and Richard Barrett: Important American and English Furniture, including Needlework and Decorative Arts, sale cat. (June 17, 1997), 105, lot 299.
Christie's, New York, Highly Important American Furniture, Silver, Paintings, Prints, Folk Art, and Decorative Arts, sale cat. (January 16, 1998), 154, lot 423, ill.
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), 111n7.