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From: Richard Champlin, "Thomas Claggett: Silversmith, Swordsman, Clockmaker," Bulletin of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, Inc. 21 (April 1979): 173, fig.3
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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF5323

Maker

Casemaker Unknown
Clockmaker Thomas Claggett, ca. 1730 - 1797

Dimensions

Height: 227.33 cm (89 1/2 in.)

Date

1755–1775

Current location

Private collection

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany (case); chestnut (backboard, glue blocks)

Marks

"Thomas Claggett," engraved, on the chapter ring between "25" and "35"

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Nicholas Carr (1732–1813), Jamestown, Rhode Island; by descent in the Carr family

Associated names

Nicholas Carr

Bibliography

Richard L. Champlin, "Thomas Claggett: Silversmith, Swordsman, Clockmaker," Newport History: Bulletin of the Newport Historical Society 49, no. 3 (Summer 1976): 62–64, fig. 3.
Richard L. Champlin, "Thomas Claggett: Silversmith, Swordsman, Clockmaker," Bulletin of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, Inc. 21, no. 2 (April 1979): 172–174, fig. 3.
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), 297n3.