Tall clock

1720–30
William Claggett (American (born in Wales), 1694 - 1749)


Object Place: Newport, Rhode Island, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 200

Dimensions

Overall: 234.3 x 44.5 x 26.7 cm (92 1/4 x 17 1/2 x 10 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

39.546

Medium or Technique

Pine case

On View

Marilyn and John F. Keane Family Gallery (Gallery 127)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Clocks

Claggett arrived in Boston in 1714 and moved to Newport two years later. During the next three decades, he developed a reputation as a skillful clockmaker and a multi-talented craftsman who (among other things) made musical instruments, engraved paper money, and conducted electrical experiments. This early example of his work has a pine case, later painted to resemble mahogany.

Provenance

Lent by George W. Brown, Sept. 4, 1917.

Credit Line

Gift of Margaret Buffinton Brown in memory of G. Winthrop Brown