At this year's Hunt Valley Antiques Show, February 19-21 in Timonium, MD, one lucky shopper can go home owning a true piece of American history.
An 18th century grandfather clock featured in the new book Timeless: Masterpiece American Brass Dial Clocks will be offered for sale by Strasburg, PA-based Baldwin House Antiques.
The tall-case clock, dated 1789, was created by noted Philadelphia clockmaker John Heilig to honor George Washington's inauguration as the nation's first president. Frank Hohmann, author of Timeless, has deemed it one of America's 100 most important brass dial clocks.
The clock's face is inscribed with Washington's name and includes an engraved portrait of the president surrounded by cannons, drums and flags. An image of a dove, inspired by the weathervane atop Washington's home at Mount Vernon, appears on the clock's second hand.
Washington passed through Philadelphia in 1789 on his journey to New York for his first inauguration.
The Hunt Valley Antiques Show, Baltimore's most prestigious annual antiquing event, brings together 50 of the nation's top dealers offering for sale more than 10,000 examples of antiques and fine art.
Visitors will discover exquisite examples of formal and country furniture, paintings, prints, glass, ceramics, textiles, rugs, silver, jewelry, toys, folk art and equestrian antiques from five centuries. Every item is backed by a guarantee of authenticity.
Hours of the show are Friday, February 19, 11 am-5 pm; Saturday, February 20, 11 am-7 pm; and Sunday, February 21, 11 am-5 pm.
Admission tickets can be purchased at the door for $15 each or for $12 each at www.ArmacostAntiquesShows.com.
The show is located at Crowne Plaza Baltimore, 2004 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, MD. Free parking is available.
The Hunt Valley Antiques Show is produced by Washington, DC-based Armacost Antiques Shows. Among other events, the firm produces the Naples Art & Antiques Show, the Brandywine River Museum Antiques Show, the Historic Alexandria Antiques Show and the National Capital Winter Antiques Show.
About Armacost Antiques Shows
Armacost Antiques Shows lets people of all ages discover the simple pleasure of owning fine antiques. Visitors to our shows can shop, look and learn in friendly surroundings, knowing they can buy with a guarantee of authenticity. All shows benefit nonprofits, including museums, churches, social service agencies and preservation groups. The nonprofit sponsors help generate enthusiasm for antiques while delivering much-needed financial support for their institutions and communities. Information is available at www.ArmacostAntiquesShows.com.