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Mantel Clock

1949.712 (RS119823)

Description

Eight-day mantel clock; rectangular rosewood-veneered case; platform base; two-paneled door, with glass panes; silver-colored metal mushroom knob; lower panel covers works; eglomise and reverse painting on glass image of a bird on a branch painted on lower panel; glass pane above exposes clock face with Roman numerals around the dial, enclosing the maker's name painted metal face and hands;

Details

Maker
Thomas, Seth
Date
ca. 1850-1870
Inscriptions
"Manufactured in the United States" (above the dial)
"Seth Thomas" (below hands across the dial)
Associated Building
Used At Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.).
Material
glass (material)
reverse painting on glass (image-making)
rosewood (wood)
veneer
verre églomisé
walnut (wood)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Timekeeping T&E
Descriptive terms
Clock
Empire
Empire (style)
Furniture
glass (material)
mantel clocks
reverse painting on glass (image-making)
rosewood (wood)
veneer
verre églomisé
walnut (wood)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
14 3/8 x 10 1/4 x 4 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1949.712
Credit Line
Bequest of Elizabeth Vaughan
GUSN
250473

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