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Shelf Clock

1971.566 (RS116379)

Description

8-day shelf clock; pointed arch form with rosewood veneer sitting on a rectangular block base; circular painted white face with Roman numerals above square open area exposing works; doon is composed of a square, etched and frosted glass panel decorated with American Indian, scrolls and eagles; attached to this is a clear circular glass covering dial; cased backed with two vertical pieces of pine.

Details

Maker
Welch, C.N. (Maker)
Date
ca. 1840
Inscriptions
Interior has green paper pasted on back with instructions for use and name and location of maker.
Location of origin
Forestville, CT, USA
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
brass (alloy)
etching (corroding)
etching (printing process)
frosting
glass (material)
rosewood (wood)
veneer
Object type
Furniture
Places
Connecticut (United States)
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
CLOCK, SHELF
Eagle
Empire
Empire (style)
Etched
etching (corroding)
etching (printing process)
Frosted
frosting
Glass
glass (material)
Native American
Rosewood
rosewood (wood)
shelf clocks
timepieces
veneer
Dimensions
18.875 x 10 x 3.5 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.566
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5201

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