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Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Cornwall 1991.177
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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF6201

Maker

Casemaker Unknown
Clockmaker William Claggett, 1694?1749

Dimensions

96 13/16 21 11 1/2 in. (245.9 53.34 29.21 cm)

Date

1730–40

Current location

Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Walnut and walnut veneer (primary); pine (secondary)

Marks

"William Claggett Newport," engraved, in dial arch

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Cornwall, Providence, Rhode Island; gift to the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, 1991

Associated names

Joseph F. Cornwall
Mrs. Joseph F. Cornwall

Bibliography

Donald L. Fennimore and Frank L. Hohmann III, Claggett: Newport's Illustrious Clockmakers (Winterthur, Del.: Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library, 2018), 245, WC-60.