The tall case (also called long case) clock dates from the end of the seventeenth century or the beginning of the eighteenth century. It is ornamented with panels of "seaweed marquetry" in which arabesque designs in reproduction boxwood or holly complement the walnut-like veneered case. The form of the tall case clock resulted from recent developments in horology. The elongated shape was needed to conceal the weights and chains of the improved eight-day movement that had been developed in the seventeenth century. The midsection contains a "bull's-eye" that allowed one to see the moving pendulum without disturbing the mechanism by opening the door.
The Butterfly Collection of miniatures is in 1/12th scale and made of a resin material. This is part of the Stuart Library Collection and was made by the Goebl Miniature Company. The collection was designed by Robert Olszewski and is dated from 1979. It is No. 107-P0 in the collection.
This clock is in unused, mint condition and is in its original box with the accompanying pamphlet. It is made of a resin material and measures 7 1/8" x 1" x 2".