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Clock

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Burled veneer over maple (?), metal
  • Place Manufactured: Zeeland, Michigan, United States
  • DATES ca. 1935
    DIMENSIONS 7 x 6 x 2 3/4 in. (17.8 x 15.2 x 7 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Metal plate on bottom of base: "MADE BY / HERMAN MILLER / FURNITURE CO. / Original Rohde Design / ZEELAND / MICHIGAN" Impressed into back: "4725/ B" Molded into back of clockworks: [various instructions] ... "MANUFACTURED UNDER PATS. / NO. 1,719,805-1, 797,912- / RE.17,779 OTHERS PEND / MADE IN U.S.A. / 115V-60 CYCLE-2W"
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 85.78.1
    CREDIT LINE H. Randolph Lever Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Gilbert Rohde (American, 1894-1944). Clock, ca. 1935. Burled veneer over maple (?), metal, 7 x 6 x 2 3/4 in. (17.8 x 15.2 x 7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 85.78.1. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 85.78.1_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Circular clock-face covered with burled veneer, resting on stepped, black-painted, wooden base (the upper base section smaller than the lower). Small metal cubes mark the hours, except for 12 and 6, which are marked by longer metal bands, square in section, extending from the hour marker over the edge of the clock, and back to the rear. The minute hand is a narrow metal band, the hour hand a teardrop shaped metal piece. CONDITION: Veneer is in need of conservation with cracks throughout, and several minor losses (located near hour markings as follows: between 1 and 2, between 4 and 5, and between 7 and 8). Piece of veneer lost from top of clock to proper right of metal band. Noticeable crack extending from 7-hour marker and on side of clock near 10-hour marker. Proper right front of base has minor loss, cracks throughout. Some scratches to hour markers with loss of plating to minute hand and scratches to hour hand.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (78%)
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