Mantel Clock

Collection Type

  • Clocks and timekeeping

Date

1840-1860

GUSN

GUSN-51011

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

Descriptive Terms

mantel clocks
timepieces
brass (alloy)
carving (processes)
verre églomisé
enameling
glass (material)
mahogany (wood)
veneer
metal
painting (coating)
paper (fiber product)
printing (process)
wire
wood (plant material)
scenes (depictions)
Brass
Glass
Mahogany Veneer
Wire
Unidentified Metal
Unidentified Paper
Enameled
Painted
Eglomise
Carved
Transfer Printed
Gothic Revival
Scenic
CLOCK, MANTEL

Inscription

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].

Associated Building

Original to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Newbury, Mass.),

Maker

J.J. Beals & Co. (Maker)

Location of Origin

Boston, MA, USA

Object Type

Timekeeping T&E

Dimensions

18.75 x 10.375 x 3.875 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Amelia W. Little

Accession Number

1986.628

Places

Massachusetts (United States)