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Shelf Clock Dial

1991.917 (RS21317)

Description

Of square form, painted white and decorated with gilt gesso and scrolled devices in spandrels enclosing a dial in Arabic numerals in black. A wreath of flowers in red, pink and shades of green is at the center. There are also two brass ring key holes on the face.

Details

Maker
Possibly Fairfield, A. (Maker)
Date
1830-1850
Inscriptions
Inscriptions in pencil on the back are: Apl 27 (?) 1850 A. Fairfield. And: Nov 15 1856 A.F. (repair rotations).
Location of origin
USA
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
gesso
hardwood
painting (coating)
Object type
Timekeeping T&E
Descriptive terms
Clock
dials
Floral
floral patterns
gesso
Gesso
hardwood
Hardwood
Painted
painting (coating)
shelf clocks
timepieces
Dimensions
12 x 10 9/10 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.917
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2692

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