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Long Case Musical Clock
Neuwied, Germany (Place created)
Ash, maple, walnut, and oak veneered with maple and walnut; bronze; gilt-bronze mounts; enameled metal; glass; blued steel
191.8 x 64.8 x 59.7 cm (75 1/2 x 25 1/2 x 23 1/2 in.)
This clock was one of the most popular models produced by the German workshop run by David Roentgen and Peter Kinzing. The case is covered with a simple maple veneer, while gilt bronze
Several other existing clocks include a large gilt bronze statue of Apollo playing his lyre on the top; as there are holes on the top of the case, such a figure probably once adorned this clock too.
Johann Wilhelm Weyl created the musical mechanism for this clock.