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Dwarf tall case clock

Object number



Maker Unknown
Maker, formerly attributed to John Goddard, American, 1723–1785
Clockmaker Thomas Claggett, ca. 1730–1797


Height: 66 in. (167.64 cm) Width: 16 in. (40.64 cm)



Current location

Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library


Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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"Thos. Claget, Newport," engraved on boss in lunette on brass dial




Luke Vincent Lockwood (1872–1951) and his wife, Alice Burnell Lockwood, Greenwich, Connecticut; consigned by her estate to Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, May 13–15, 1954, lot 515. Winterthur Museum and Country Estate, Delaware

Associated names

Luke Vincent Lockwood
Alice Burnell Lockwood
Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc.

See also


Luke Vincent Lockwood, Colonial Furniture in America, 3rd ed., 2 vols. (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926), vol. 2, pp. 336–337, fig. 128.
Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, 17th and 18th Century American Furniture and Paintings: The Celebrated Collection Formed by the Late Mr. and Mrs. Luke Vincent Lockwood, sale cat. (May 13–15, 1954), 169, lot 515, ill.
Chris Bailey, Two Hundred Years of American Clocks and Watches (Englewood Cliffs, N. J.: Prentice Hall, 1975), 26, fig. 20.
James Smith, "The Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum," Antiques 113, no. 6 (June 1978): 1284, 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), 297n2.
Donald L. Fennimore and Frank L. Hohmann III, Claggett: Newport's Illustrious Clockmakers (Winterthur, Del.: Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library, 2018), 119–20, 152, 216–17, 247, no. 21, TC-1, fig. 3.10, 5.30.