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Mantel Clock

1986.628 (RS25558)

Description

Gothic (Ogee) arch-shaped veneered case on a rectangular base. The inset top panel has a round white enameled metal clock face with a painted black dial and trefoil hands. It has a hinged door with round glass over the clock face and a square panel below with a transferred printed image of a village green (possibly the Lexington Green with the tomb of the Lexington Minutemen) with figures in the foreground. There are eglomise painted color accents, a brass bell and coil attached to the inside back wall and a printed label.

Details

Maker
J.J. Beals & Co. (Maker)
Date
1840-1860
Inscriptions
Printed on the paper inside the back wall is: J.J. Beals & Co.'s/Clock Establishment/[left:] In the Circular Building,/Junction of/Blackstone & Union Sts.,/Haymarket Square,/ Boston [right:] Where always may be found/a large assortment of/clocks, and timepieces,/of every variety,/at wholesale & retail./[below left and right of the engraved image:] Directions for Regulating./If the clock...[L] The ball...[R].
Location of origin
Boston, MA, USA
Associated Building
Original to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
brass (alloy)
carving (processes)
enameling
glass (material)
mahogany (wood)
metal
painting (coating)
paper (fiber product)
printing (process)
veneer
verre églomisé
wire
wood (plant material)
Object type
Timekeeping T&E
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
Carved
carving (processes)
CLOCK, MANTEL
Eglomise
Enameled
enameling
Glass
glass (material)
Gothic Revival
Mahogany Veneer
mantel clocks
metal
Painted
painting (coating)
paper (fiber product)
Possibly mahogany (wood)
Possibly veneer
printing (process)
scenes (depictions)
Scenic
timepieces
Transfer Printed
Unidentified Metal
Unidentified Paper
verre églomisé
Wire
wire
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
18.75 x 10.375 x 3.875 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1986.628
Credit Line
Bequest of Amelia W. Little
GUSN
51011

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