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Shelf Clock

Description

Pine or maple. Molded flat pediment on square hood with conforming glazed door with reverse painted spandrels of red and black abstract flowerheads on white ground; enclosing black and white painted metal dial with roman numerals and inscription (see Inscription). On a waisted case with molded cornice and panel; deep rectangular base with shaped skirt and bracket feet. The case painted red. Clock key(s) in envelope inside case. Has weights and pendulum.

Details

Maker
Brackett, Reuben (Maker)
Date
1815-1825
Inscriptions
Painted on dial: ""R. BRACKETT VASSOLBORO""
Location of origin
Vassalboro, ME, USA
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
maple (wood)
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
Object type
Timekeeping T&E
Places
Maine (United States)
Descriptive terms
Clock
Federal
Maple
maple (wood)
Painted
painting (coating)
Pine
pine (wood)
shelf clocks
timepieces
Dimensions
29 x 9.25 x 4.5 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.311
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2303

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