Mantle clocks were first created in the mid 1700's in France, and by the 1800's were popular decorative accents in fine homes in Europe and America. They were made smaller, and more ornate, to fit on a shelf or mantle over the fireplace as elegant home decor. Mantle clocks remain extremely popular today, and this rosewood and brass tambour-shaped clock is a fine example. The piano-finish rosewood is gleaming sophistication, with a two-tone dial banded with shining silver and gold, with a brass border. The Roman numerals and hands are in contrasting black, and the feet are bun-style made in brass to match the border around the dial. This is a battery-operated clock that can be placed on your mantelpiece, bookshelf, side table or desk to enhance any area in your home or office. There is a mounted brass plate that we will engrave with your name, initials, or other message you would like. This is a lovely gift for wedding or anniversary, or perhaps for an heirloom housewarming. We will package the clock in an attractive gift box that will hold it securely for storage and presentation, and you will always receive the Executive Gift Shoppe's full Satisfaction and Performance Guarantee with every order!