Shelf Clock Dial

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1825-1850

GUSN

GUSN-2693

Description

Of near square form, painted white and decorated with gilt gesso "twisted rope" triangles, enclosing pink and green floral spray in spandrels and a similarly painted floral wreath at the center. The dial is painted with black Arabic numerals.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.918

Places

Massachusetts (United States)