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Wall Clock with Guitar-shaped Case

1991.1003 (RS21435)

Description

The case has a guitar-like shape; on a red background are applied stylized swags and a design of a potted tree and various crescent and circular devices; there is a hinged cover of the clockface; the clockface is tombstone-shaped and painted white with gilt and red flourishes at the spandrels and crest; black arabic numerals; the weights and the pendulum hang through a hole in the base.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1825-1850
Inscriptions
Branded on the inside of the case is ""3 x 5-""IISNS."" On a paper label on the inside of the case is the number ""320.""
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
birch (wood)
metal
painting (coating)
Object type
Timekeeping T&E
Descriptive terms
Birch
birch (wood)
Clock, Wall
metal
Painted
painting (coating)
timepieces
Unidentified Metal
wall clocks
Dimensions
27 1/2 x 11 1/4 x 5 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1003
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3220

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