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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF4137

Maker

Casemaker Unknown
Maker formerly attributed John Goddard, 1723/24–1785
Clockmaker William Claggett, 1694 - 1749

Dimensions

249.56 x 53.98 x 26.67 cm (98 1/4 x 21 1/4 x 10 1/2 in.)

Date

1740–1750

Current location

Brooklyn Museum

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); yellow poplar, chestnut, and pine (secondary)

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, 1918

Bibliography

Luke Vincent Lockwood, Colonial Furniture in America, 3rd ed., 2 vols. (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926), vol. 2, pp. 336–337, fig. 228.
"Brooklyn Museum, Collections: Decorative Arts: Tall Clock," http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/objects/10509/Tall_Clock (accessed September 22, 2011).
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.