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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF4052

Maker

Clockmaker William Claggett, 1694?1749

Dimensions

107 in. (271.78 cm)

Date

1730–49

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Walnut

Marks

"William Clagget Newport," engraved in arch below center arbor

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Miss F. F. Hasbrouck, Providence, Rhode Island, prior to 1926. George Winthrop Brown (1866–1938), Boston, by 1928; by descent to his wife Margaret Buffington Brown, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts; consigned to Parke Bernet Galleries, New York, November 15, 1940, lot 190

Associated names

F. F. Hasbrouck
G. Winthrop Brown
Margaret Buffington Brown
Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc.

Bibliography

Luke Vincent Lockwood, Colonial Furniture in America, 3rd ed., 2 vols. (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1926), vol. 2, pp. 282–285, fig. 841.
Albert L. Partridge, "William Claggett, of Newport, Rhode Island, Clockmaker," Old-Time New England 27, no. 3 (January 1937): 111, ill.
Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, The G. Winthrop Brown Collection, sale cat. (November 15, 1940), 34, lot 190, ill.
Brooks Palmer, The Book of American Clocks (New York: MacMillan Company, 1950), 26, fig. 12.
Wallace Nutting, Furniture Treasury (New York: MacMillan Company, 1963), no. 3249, ill.