Shelf Clock Dial

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1830-1850

GUSN

GUSN-2692

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

Descriptive Terms

shelf clocks
dials
timepieces
gesso
hardwood
painting (coating)
floral patterns
Hardwood
Gesso
Painted
Floral
Clock

Inscription

Inscriptions in pencil on the back are: Apl 27 (?) 1850 A. Fairfield. And: Nov 15 1856 A.F. (repair rotations).

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Possibly Fairfield, A. (Maker)

Location of Origin

USA

Dimensions

12 x 10 9/10 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.917