Seth Thomas inlaid mahogany case mantel clock. This model is called the Florence. 221133

This is a very attractive clock. Note the interesting form. It is very similar to the shape of a "Balloon" clock which were marketed very successfully by the British and the French some 50 years earlier than this clock was made. It is listed as the "Florence" model in the Seth Thomas Clock catalogs and was made in the U. S. A. The case is veneered in mahogany and is decoratively inlaid in a lighter wood. The patterns consist of various line inlays, a fan and a medallion. The case retains an older finish. It stands on four brass feet. The dial bezel is also brass and is fitted with a convex piece of glass. This forms a door which opens to access the porcelain dial. This features a Arabic styles hour markers and a dotted minute ring. The Maker's name is also located on the dial and is signed in script. Because this dial is porcelain, it will never fade. Spade shaped hands display the time. The brass spring driven movement is designed to run for eight-days on a full wind. It is good quality. It strikes the hour on each hour and additionally, once each half hour on a wire gong mounted inside the case. The movement is also signed with a die-stamp impressed into the back plate.

This clock stands approximately 12.5 inches tall and was made circa 1905. This is a very good example.

Inventory number 221133.

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