Mantel clock frame

Designer Bruce J. Talbert British, Scottish
Manufacturer Hart, Son, Peard & Co.

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By the nineteenth century, advances in manufacturing meant timekeeping was no longer a luxury but something accessible to the growing middle class. Bruce J. Talbert was a successful commercial designer known for his work in the Gothic Revival style, including furniture, textiles, metalwork, and stained glass. Blending historicized imagery with modern manufacturing, this clock made for middle-class consumption speaks to the Victorian celebration of what was perceived as Britain’s “own” Gothic style.

Mantel clock frame, Bruce J. Talbert (British, Dundee, Scotland 1838–1881 London), Wrought brass, inset with cabochons and quartz, British

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