M980.199.1.1-6 | Clock

 
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About 1874, 19th century
Stone: concrete, slate (marble); metal; glass
42 x 35 x 27 cm
Available for adoption
M980.199.1.1-6
© McCord Museum
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Originating in France, clocks of this style were frequently found in rooms considered the domain of men - the library and study. The pyramidal case and Egyptian-style ornamentation are associated with a resurgence of interest in Egypt after Napoleon's Egyptian campaign of 1798. The style remained popular for decorative objects associated with academicism, classicism and the advancement of knowledge.