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Shelf Clock

Artist/Maker:
Eberhardt, Johann Ludwig
Place Made:
Salem, North Carolina
Date Made:
1815-1830
Medium:
cherry, metal, brass
Dimensions:
HOA 10 1/4; WOA 6 1/2; DOA 4 7/8
Accession Number:
4028
Description:
The case is cherry fashioned as a classical temple and having a diamond pattern pierced brass pitched pediment with ball finials at each corner over a rectangular case with a brass frieze engraved with a tasseled swag over two brass doric columns centering a round door with a brass bezel and opening to a white enamel face with a black arabic chapter ring and two brass-trimmed winding holes; the whole raised on a stepped base and brass ball feet. The movement has a custom-made sheet and cast brass 30-hour strike mechanism with a string-activated repeater mechanism. The clock has an unusual glass window on the back, and the original paper lining in the brass pediment.
History:
LABEL NOTES: This shelf clock is from the W.T. Vogler Jewelry Store, Winston-Salem, NC.
Credit Line:
GIft of Dr. Frank P. Albright