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||Hood or Bonnet - houses movement.
||Finial - a wood or cast brass decoration,
these are brass ball-and-spire form.
||Fretwork - a decorative gallery, this
is an early Boston pattern.
||Plinth or Chimney - decorative
||Moon Phase - displays the phases of
the moon cycle.
||Lunette - the arched top area of the
||Hemisphere - a decorative terrestrial
||Dial Door Lock - restricts access to
||Spandrels - decorative painted or applied
corner frame elements.
||Fluted Hood Columns - decorative element.
||Seconds Hand or Second Bit –
displays the minute seconds.
||Dial Door - glazed door protects the dial
||Winding Hole and Arbor - a key
is inserted here to raise the weights that drive the clock movement, one
for each train, time and strike.
||Column Capital - cast brass decorations.
||Calendar Aperture – revolving calendar
dial that tracks the day of the month.
||Line Inlay - lightwood decoration from the Chippendale and Federal period.
||Fluted Quarter Columns - carved decorative
||Lock Escutcheon - frames the door lock
||Case or Pendulum Door - allows
access to weights and pendulum.
||Column Base - cast brass decorations
||Waist Section or Trunk - the
central portion of the case
||Waist Molding - a decorative and structural treatment
||Brass Stop Fluting - a decorative treatment
applied to fluting
||Base Section - the lower box portion of
||Base Panel - veneered with a figured mahogany
||Inlaid Oval or Paterae - one of many varied decorative elements
||Base Molding - a decorative treatment that supports the feet
||Clock Foot - typically a bracket or French
feet late examples have turned feet