American Shelf and Wall Clocks: A Pictorial History for Collectors

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This historical overview of the various styles of American shelf and wall clocks covers the centuries and gives visual pleasure every step of the way. The original owners of these clocks were interested as much in how they looked as in how they told time, so they are quite attractive and are good examples of the cabinet maker's art. The collector can acquire the majority of these beautiful clocks at relatively fair and modest prices, which makes them popular. Gathered from auction houses, museums, and private ...
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Overview

This historical overview of the various styles of American shelf and wall clocks covers the centuries and gives visual pleasure every step of the way. The original owners of these clocks were interested as much in how they looked as in how they told time, so they are quite attractive and are good examples of the cabinet maker's art. The collector can acquire the majority of these beautiful clocks at relatively fair and modest prices, which makes them popular. Gathered from auction houses, museums, and private collections, over 1250 clocks are illustrated here in this newly revised and expanded second edition. Approximately one-third of the photographs are in color, with the remainder in clear black and white. Each is accompanied by an informative caption that will be great help to the reader. A newly updated value guide will be of invaluable assistance to the collector. In illustrating the early growth of the clock making industry in the United States, Mr. Ball has captured an important part of our history.
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In this historical overview, clock enthusiast and author Robert W.D. Ball captures in photographs (both color and b&w) and text the important contribution made by American clockmakers to the history of the American colonies and the U.S. He spans the centuries of American clockmaking not only by individual name and maker but with illustrations of the countless styles that were incorporated into the cabinet maker's art, showing how clock owners were interested not only in time-keeping accuracy but also the individuality of design. The illustrations, which encompass about 2,000 clocks, are accompanied by an informative caption. The value guide offers additional assistance for the serious buyer and collector. Oversize: 9x12.25<">. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764309052
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 9/28/1999
  • Series: Schiffer Books for Collectors Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 271
  • Sales rank: 1,352,489
  • Product dimensions: 8.74 (w) x 12.64 (h) x 0.95 (d)

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