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George Washington clock, Varner-Hogg Plantation

By Angela Pfeiffer, Varner-Hogg Plantation Curator

Manufactured in Paris, France, by Jean Batiste Dubuc, this mantle clock was produced between 1806 and 1817 as part of a wave of memorabilia memorializing George Washington after his death in 1799. Covered in a type of gilt bronze known as “ormolu,” the clock rests on a rectangular base with bun feet, and is decorated with a centrally...

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