Thursday, June 21, 2007

When Good Objects Go Bad

André-Charles Boulle (1642 - 1732) Casemaker, 1677
Antoine Gaudron (c.1640 - c.1714) Movement Maker , 1677 (Attributed to)
Marquetry-Veneered Longcase Clock, c.1677
ebony and tortoiseshell on oak
88 in. x 15 13/16 in. x 7 7/8 in. (223.52 cm x 40.16 cm x 20.02 cm)
Bequest of Winthrop Kellogg Edey, 1999.
Accession number: 1999.5.143

The Frick Collection Watch
This watch is an adaptation of the Marquetry-Veneered Longcase Clock (c. 1677) by Antoine Gaudron (c. 1640-1714); case attributed to André-Charles Boulle (c. 1642-1732). This clock was part of a collection of clocks and watches given by bequest to The Frick Collection in 1999 by Winthrop Edey.
Made of durable plastic; battery operated

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