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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF203

Maker

Casemaker Unknown
Clockmaker William Claggett, 1694 - 1749

Dimensions

Height: 229.871 cm (90 1/2 in.)

Date

1730–1749

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

"Will: Claggett / Newport," engraved on dial

Provenance

Probably J. R. Stanhope, Newport, Rhode Island; by descent to Mrs. Samuel Engs (née Elizabeth Stanhope, born 1818), Newport, Rhode Island; by descent to her daughter Mrs. Royal Bird Bradford (née Harriet Stanhope Engs, 1847–1922), Newport, Rhode Island, then Turner, Maine and Washington, D.C.; by descent to her daughter Rose Mary Bradford (1883–1961); by descent to her son; consigned to Christie's, New York, January 15–16, 2004, lot 434

Associated names

J. R. Stanhope
Elizabeth Cornell Stanhope Engs
Harriet Stanhope Engs
Rose Mary Bradford (1884-1961)
Christie's

Bibliography

Christie's, New York, Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver, Prints, and 20th Century Self-Taught and Outside Art, sale cat. (January 15–16, 2004), 221, lot 434, ill.