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From: Frank L. Hohmann III et al., Timeless: Masterpiece American Brass Dial Clocks (New York: Hohmann Holdings, 2009), 86, 286–287. Redwood inv. no. DEC.002.
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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF3356

Maker

Casemaker Unknown
Clockmaker William Claggett, 1694 - 1749

Dimensions

259.081 x 54.61 x 27.623 cm (102 x 21 1/2 x 10 7/8 in.); Width, dial: 30.48 cm (12 in.)

Date

1725–1740

Current location

Redwood Library and Athenaeum, Newport, Rhode Island

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island, and made in Boston, Massachusetts
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Pine with black japanned decoration; pine (secondary)

Marks

"William Claggett Newport," engraved on nameplate in dial arch

Style

William and Mary

Provenance

Captain John Stanton (1730–1782), Newport, Rhode Island; by descent in the Stanton family, Newport, Rhode Island to the Misses Stanton; by descent to Rev. Samuel Gavitt Babcock (1851–1938), Newport, Rhode Island, and later Boston and Marblehead, Massachusetts; given to the Redwood Library and Athenaeum, Newport, Rhode Island, 1948

Associated names

Captain John Stanton
Stanton family
Rev. Samuel Gavitt Babcock

See also


Bibliography

Albert L. Partridge, "William Claggett, of Newport, Rhode Island, Clockmaker," Old-Time New England 27, no. 3 (January 1937): 115, ill.
Richard L. Champlin, "William Claggett and His Clockmaking Family," Newport History: Bulletin of the Newport Historical Society 47, Part 3 (Summer 1974): 183–187.
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): 3, 39–45, fig. 24–30.
Frank L. Hohmann III et al., Timeless: Masterpiece American Brass Dial Clocks (New York: Hohmann Holdings, 2009), 286–287, no. 86, 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), 111n14, 297n5.