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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF4022

Maker

Clockmaker William Claggett, 1694–1749
Casemaker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 88 18 1/4 9 1/4 in. (223.52 46.36 23.5 cm)

Date

1730–50

Current location

Preservation Society of Newport County

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany

Marks

"W. Claggett, Newport," engraved on silvered dial

Provenance

City of Newport, Rhode Island; Newport Cultural Commission; loaned to the Preservation Society of Newport County, 1956

Bibliography

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), 30, fig. 43.
Donald L. Fennimore and Frank L. Hohmann III, Claggett: Newport's Illustrious Clockmakers (Winterthur, Del.: Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library, 2018), 243, WC-39.