Watch Case

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1800-1850

GUSN

GUSN-3148

Description

An inlaid mahogony watch case, of clock-face shape with arched base. The demi-lune top is edged with brass above thin strips of bone outline conforming to the shape of the bone diamond-shaped inlay, with four round inlaid pieces of ebony at each corner. An open round center reveals the watch, where, inside it has a hollowed place for the watch; also has a hinged door and small brass latch.

Details

Descriptive Terms

cases (containers)
watches
bone (material)
brass (alloy)
cutting (dividing)
ebony (wood)
inlay (process)
mahogany (wood)
nailing
Mahogany
Bone
Ebony
Brass
Inlaid
Cut
Nailed
CASE, WATCH

Associated Building

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

Related Items

Title Pocket Watch Accession Number 1991.1220

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Timekeeping T&E

Dimensions

4.75 x 3.25 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1219