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Egyptian Revival Clock Garniture

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This exceptional clock garniture flawlessly showcases the Egyptian Revival style

Key Features

  • This exquisite clock garniture set is crafted in the dramatic Egyptian Revival style
  • Crafted of rare marble and bronze, each piece features intricate details in the ancient style
  • An almost identical clock set by Tiffany & Co. is housed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Circa 1885
  • Obelisks: 23 1/4" high; Clock: 21" wide x 7 3/4" deep x 19" high

Item Details

  • Width:
    21 Inches
  • Height:
    19; obelisks: 23 1/4 Inches
  • Depth:
    7 3/4 Inches
  • Period:
    19th Century
  • Origin:
    America
This amazing Egyptian Revival clock garniture by J. E. Caldwell & Co. of Philadelphia is almost identical to the set that is housed in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Composed of a clock and two obelisks, this garniture is crafted of bronze and rare Breccia and Siena marbles in the form of Egyptian monuments. Surmounted by an impressive sphinx, the timepiece tells the time with hands shaped like Egyptian gods and a unique set of numerals, while the enchanting obelisks are adorned with hieroglyphics, divine figures and cow's heads accents. To find such an exceptional garniture, and superb example, in this intriguing style is quite rare.

Circa 1885

Obelisks: 23 1/4" high
Clock: 21" wide x 7 3/4" deep x 19" high

Venerable American jeweler J. E. Caldwell & Co. from Philadelphia is known for its Art Nouveau and Deco jewels. Founded in 1839 by James Emmott Caldwell, the company supplied wealthy Philadelphians with stylish European jewelry, silver, and objets d'art.

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