Thomas Claggett Tall Clock (Newport, RI)

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Thomas Claggett Newport antique tall clock


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A rare and important Chippendale musical block and shell antique tall case clock by Thomas Claggett, Newport, circa 1775-80.

This highly important example of an antique Newport tall case clock exhibits the excellent proportions, choice wood selections and superior construction, identified with the cabinet shop of John Townsend. The rare movement is one of only seven known examples signed by Thomas Claggett (circa 1730-1797). It features both a musical complication and a dial with a sweep calendar. This is the only known example of a Newport clock to feature both a musical movement and a sweep calendar. These factors distinguish this clock as one of the most important examples to have been produced in this region. The brass movement is of eight day duration and is in fine running condition.


Height with finial 94", width: 22 ¼", Depth: 11"



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