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Richard L. Champlin Papers, Redwood Library and Athenaeum, Newport, R.I.
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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF5373

Maker

Casemaker Unknown
Clockmaker William Claggett, 1694?1749

Dimensions

48 40 24 in. (121.92 101.6 60.96 cm)

Date

1730–40

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Unknown wood

Marks

"Will Claggett / Newport," engraved, on brass nameplate below center arbor

Style

William and Mary

Provenance

Either Gov. William Wanton (1670-1733) or Gov. John Wanton (1705-1780), Rhode Island; by gift to his daughter; by descent to her daughter Mrs. Benjamin Trott (nee Lydia Clark), Swansea, Massachusetts; by descent to Philip Slade, Swansea, Massachusetts; by descent to Levi Slade (1809-1892), Somerset, Massachusetts; by descent to his son Perry Slade (1844-1903), Somerset, Massachusetts. Walter H. Durfee (1857-1939), Providence, Rhode Island; sold to Norman Herreshoff (1903-1990), Bristol, Rhode Island, 1959

Associated names

Governor William Wanton
Governor John Wanton
Lydia Clark
Philip Slade
Levi Slade
Philip Slade
Walter H. Durfee
Norman Herreshoff

Bibliography

Richard L. Champlin, "William Claggett and His Clockmaking Family," Supplement to the Bulletin of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, Inc. 11 (Summer 1976): 16, fig. 5.