Rare Gilbert Rohde Art Deco Clock for Herman Miller w/ Black Cylindrical Feet
Seldom Seen Rohde Clock with Juxtaposed Reverse Painted Face
Rare Gilbert Rohde Machine Age electric alarm clock manufactured by the Herman Miller Clock Company in the early 1930s. Strong Art Deco elements are at the very heart of this model's design, including a chrome-ringed reverse painted face that sits on two black enameled "cylindrical" feet. The clocks reverse painted face with streamline numerals juxtaposed on a black background with ivory hands, and a red second hand heighten the appeal of this rare clock.
Similar in design to model # 4706 but with painted black metal "cylindrical" feet and a reverse painted clock face juxtaposed on a black background with ivory hands. This most likely is a prototype/sample used to finalize the production model. Clock has original early Herman Miller label affixed to rear of clock.
The condition of this clock can only be described as near mint. Painted dial glass is original with no cracks, chips or deterioration to the paint. Some slight wear to black enameled feet and some wear to chrome consistent with age and use. The clock is fitted with an alarm and a starter wheel that is not in working condition at this time (can be repaired if desired).
This table clock measures approximately 6 1/4" high by 6" wide by 3" deep. Vintage clocks are not guaranteed to keep accurate time and to continue working after shipping.