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The joy of discovery

Posted by Matt Buckley        0 Comments


    Discovering and exploring the virtues of a newly acquired antique is the great joy of this industry. Examining the aesthetics of a piece and comparing it against the ideal of the form is an important and subjective aspect of an evaluation. In contrast, investigating the history of a piece to establish a firm provenance contributes in a more concrete manner and [Read More...]

John Collins ca 1845.jpg

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Stolen Thomas Claggett tall case clock repatriated after 34 years

Posted by Gary Sullivan        3 Comments


On Friday I hung the weights and started the pendulum in motion on an extremely rare Thomas Claggett tall case (grandfather) clock that has finally returned home. Made in Newport, RI circa 1740-60, and housed in a classic blocked-door Newport case, It was stolen from a family homestead just outside of Newport in April of 1977. My involvement in the recovery started about a year ago when I was asked to render an expert opinion as to whether detailed [Read More...]

Claggett Tall Clock

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