Mantel clock

Object Number: 
1937.105
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)
Marks: 
painted in black: on either side of crescent-shaped opening on face: "F S"
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.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this clock was once the property of President Chester A. Arthur.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Arthur H. Masten
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group