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Tall case clock


Object number

RIF203

Maker

Clockmaker William Claggett, 1694–1749
Casemaker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 90 1/2 in. (229.871 cm)

Date

1730–49

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

"Will: Claggett / Newport," engraved on dial

Provenance

Probably J. R. Stanhope, Newport, Rhode Island; by descent to Mrs. Samuel Engs (née Elizabeth Stanhope, born 1818), Newport, Rhode Island; by descent to her daughter Mrs. Royal Bird Bradford (née Harriet Stanhope Engs, 1847–1922), Newport, Rhode Island, then Turner, Maine and Washington, D.C.; by descent to her daughter Rose Mary Bradford (1883–1961); by descent to her son; consigned to Christie's, New York, January 15–16, 2004, lot 434

Associated names

J. R. Stanhope
Harriet Stanhope Engs
Rose Mary Bradford
Christie's
Elizabeth Cornell Stanhope Engs

Bibliography

Christie's, New York, Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver, Prints, and 20th Century Self-Taught and Outside Art, sale cat. (January 15–16, 2004), 221, lot 434, ill.
Donald L. Fennimore and Frank L. Hohmann III, Claggett: Newport's Illustrious Clockmakers (Winterthur, Del.: Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library, 2018), 243, WC-37.