Mantel clock

Mantel clock
Title
Mantel clock
Date 
ca. 1880
Medium 
Mahogany and mahogany veneer; Pine; Brass bezel and hinge, steel screws; Glass
Dimensions 
Overall: 9 1/4 x 17 x 5 1/4 in. (23.5 x 43.2 x 13.3 cm)
Description 
Mantel clock with circular dial set in central rectangular frame with overhanging molded top; dial flanked by carved projecting squares on either side and set behind glass and brass circular door with latch; sheet metal face with black painted Roman numerals, with smaller, numbered dial to count seconds. Laporte Hubbell movement.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Arthur H. Masten
Object Number 
1937.105
Marks 
painted in black: on either side of crescent-shaped opening on face: "F S"
Gallery Label 
According to the accession records, this clock was once the property of President Chester A. Arthur.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group