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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF3139

Maker

Casemaker Unknown
Clockmaker William Claggett, 1694 - 1749

Dimensions

Height: 241.301 cm (95 in.); Width: 45.72 cm (18 in.)

Date

1730–1745

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany and walnut

Marks

"W. Claggett Newport," engraved on dial

Style

William and Mary

Provenance

Unknown dealer, New York; sold to Stanley Paul Sax (1925–1997), Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, 1967; consigned by his estate to Sotheby's, New York, January 16–17, 1998, lot 270

Associated names

Stanley Paul Sax
Sotheby's

Bibliography

Sotheby's, New York, Highly Important Americana from the Stanley Paul Sax Collection, sale cat. (January 16–17, 1998), lot 270, 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), 5n5.