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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF4027

Maker

Casemaker Unknown
Clockmaker William Claggett, 1694 - 1749

Dimensions

Height: 234.316 cm (92 1/4 in.)

Date

1720–1730

Current location

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Geography

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

Medium

Pine

Style

William and Mary

Provenance

George Winthrop Brown (1866–1938), Boston, Massachusetts, by 1917; by descent to Margaret Buffington Brown; given to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1939

Associated names

G. Winthrop Brown
Margaret Buffington Brown

Bibliography

Luke Vincent Lockwood, Colonial Furniture in America, 3rd ed., 2 vols. (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926), vol. 2, pp. 282–283, fig. 839.
William H. Distin and Robert Bishop, The American Clock: A Comprehensive Pictorial Survey, 1723–1900: With a Listing of 6153 Clockmakers (New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, 1976), 26–27, fig. 35.
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.