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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF4060

Maker

Clockmaker William Claggett, 1694–1749
Casemaker Unknown

Date

1730–49

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Walnut (primary); walnut (some blocks on dial mat, hinge blocks); pine (top of dial mat, roof board, some blocks on dial mat); yellow poplar (sides of dial mat); oak (bottom of dial mat)

Marks

"Will Claggett / Newport," engraved on tab below center arbor

Inscriptions

None

Provenance

Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, by 1933. Private collection, 2019

Associated names

The Rhode Island Historical Society

Bibliography

Wallace Nutting, Furniture Treasury (New York: MacMillan Company, 1963), no. 3319, ill.
Brooks Palmer, The Book of American Clocks (New York: MacMillan Company, 1950), 27, fig. 13.
Donald L. Fennimore and Frank L. Hohmann III, Claggett: Newport's Illustrious Clockmakers (Winterthur, Del.: Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library, 2018), 242, WC-29.