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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF3647

Maker

Casemaker Unknown
Clockmaker Thomas Claggett, ca. 1730 - 1797

Dimensions

88 x 19 x 9 3/4 in. (223.52 x 48.26 x 24.765 cm)

Date

1770–1790

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

"T. Claget, Newport," engraved on dial

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Mr. and Mrs. William Richmond, Old Greenwich, Connecticut; consigned by them to Christie's, New York, January 23, 1988, lot 276

Associated names

William's Antique Shop
Christie's

Bibliography

Christie's, New York, Fine American Furniture, Silver, Folk Art, and Decorative Arts, sale cat. (January 23, 1988), 138, lot 276, 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), 112n25, 297n3.