Shelf Clock

Collection Type

  • Clocks and timekeeping

Date

ca. 1840

GUSN

GUSN-5201

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

Descriptive Terms

shelf clocks
timepieces
brass (alloy)
etching (corroding)
etching (printing process)
frosting
glass (material)
rosewood (wood)
veneer
Empire (style)
Native American
Rosewood
Brass
Empire
Eagle
Native American
Etched
Frosted
Glass
CLOCK, SHELF

Inscription

Interior has green paper pasted on back with instructions for use and name and location of maker.

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Welch, C.N. (Maker)

Location of Origin

Forestville, CT, USA

Dimensions

18.875 x 10 x 3.5 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.566

Places

Connecticut (United States)