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From: Richard L. Champlin, "Thomas Claggett: Silversmith, Swordsman, Clockmaker," Bulletin of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, Inc., 21, no. 2 (April 1979): 173
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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF5381

Maker

Casemaker Unknown
Clockmaker Thomas Claggett, ca. 1730?1797

Dimensions

48 40 24 in. (121.92 101.6 60.96 cm)

Date

1755–75

Current location


Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany

Marks

None

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Jeremiah Niles (1707–1794), North Kingstown, Rhode Island; by descent in his family

Associated names

Jeremiah Niles

Bibliography

Richard L. Champlin, "Thomas Claggett: Silversmith, Swordsman, Clockmaker," Bulletin of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, Inc. 21, no. 2 (April 1979): 173.
Donald L. Fennimore and Frank L. Hohmann III, Claggett: Newport's Illustrious Clockmakers (Winterthur, Del.: Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library, 2018), 248, TC-12.