Clock, ca. 1850
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The clock has an ebonized wood stand with four feet. The actual base of the clock is secured to the center of this stand. This base is gilt and has heavy rococo ornament. The top of the base is covered in velvet with silk trim decorating the edge. A smaller rococo ornament with four birds sits in the center of the velvet surface. This ornament holds the clock's glass shaft. At the top of the glass shaft, two foliate arms that end in balls stretch horizontally to support the clock face. The face is glass and edged in gilt, with black Arabic numerals and a brass arrow which serves as both the hour and minute hand.
This entry was created with the kind assistance of horologist Gordon Converse.
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