Colonial Manufacturing Grandfather Clock
Looming at seven and a half feet tall, this solid mahogany grandfather clock balances the simple and ornate into a concise sophisticated design. The clock has a rectangular bonnet, body, and base with complementary elements to offset the weight. Four narrow columns extend the space between the bonnet and base and reinforce the recessed space left by the body. Near the top of the bonnet, a beveled split pediment frames a spinning top-shaped finial. The bottom of the bonnet frames the clock face with a half-moon recession. The details of the clock face- from the hands to the numbers and moondial, balance the simplicity and smoothness of the clock's external elements with baroque brass embellishments and elegant inscriptions. Small doors on each side of the clock allow access to its inner mechanisms. A door with glass panels comprising the entire front-facing side of the body grants visual and servicing access to the clock face as well as the weight, waterfall chimes, and brass pendulum below it.