Longcase clock

Longcase clock
movement, ANTIDE JANVIER (1751-1835), clockmaker
Paris, 1804
case attributed to FERDINAND SCHWERDFEGER (1734-1818), cabinetmaker,
from a model, 1795
mahogany, glass, enamel, copper, bronze
The longcase clock, as its name suggests, is a tall, freestanding clock, as opposed to a smaller clock placed on a mantelpiece, for example. Its tall case houses its weight and pendulum-driven movement. These clocks were also intended to serve as time standards.
inv. GR 118

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