Banjo clock

Object Number: 
1953.329
Date: 
1895-1900
Medium: 
Mahogany, pine, brass, glass, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 40 x 10 1/4 x 4 in. ( 101.6 x 26 x 10.2 cm )
Description: 
Mahogany Federal-style banjo clock; circular painted dial plate with Roman numerals with conforming circular mahogany hood with gilded metal eagle finial; tapered waist with eglomisé panel with polychrome scrollwork and applied pierced brass side arms; rectangular base with eglomisé panel with view of Mount Vernon; beneath are nine balls and a fan-shaped fluted plinth with acron pendant; pendulum missing.
Gallery Label: 
This is a reproduction of a Federal-period banjo clock.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Frederic Griffith
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group