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Banjo clock

Banjo clock
Title
Banjo clock
Date 
1805-1835
Medium 
Mahogany, gilt wood, pine, brass
Dimensions 
Overall: 43 x 10 1/2 x 4 in. ( 109.2 x 26.7 x 10.2 cm )
Description 
Mahogany and gilt wood Federal banjo clock; circular painted dial plate with roman numerals with conforming circular mahogany hood with gilded eagle finial; tapered waist with gilded beaded edge, eglomisé panel with polychrome scrollwork and apllied pierced brass side arms; rectangular base with gilded beaded edge, eglomise panel with star-shaped pendulum peep-hole and polychrome Neptune in a shell being pulled by sea horses; beneath are nine gilded balls and a fan-shaped fluted plinth with acorn pendant; brass works and pendulum inside.
Credit Line 
Bequest of Irving S. Olds
Object Number 
1963.98
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group