Long Case Clock
Long Case Clock, ca. 1820
Poplar burr veneer, ebonized pear
82 × 23 1/2 × 8 1/2 in. (208.28 × 59.69 × 21.59 cm)
Gift of René von Schleinitz Memorial Fund, by exchange M2003.137
Photo credit: John R. Glembin
This iconic work of the BIedermeier period demonstrates how the cabinetmaker simplified the obelisk form and emphasized its towering geometry through the use of black ebonized pearwood on the center fluted band, around the clock face, and horizontally on the double-stepped base.
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