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Mantel Clock and Music Box

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Mantel Clock and Music Box

“Portraite Cherie”

France

c.1830

This French clock, described in the original bill as a “rich gilt clock with music” was purchased by George Clarke (1768-1835) on May 25, 1833 from Baldwin Gardiner, 149 Broadway, New York City, for $240.00. The music box is contained in a gilt stand which plays Auld Lang Syne and Swiss Boy. The name “Portraite Cherie” is derived from a small miniature, now missing, but once held by the female figure. The clock has always been on the mantel in the Drawing Room at Hyde Hall.

 

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