When I think of E & GW Bartholomew products, I think of their hollow columns: Or their wonderful relatively diminutive transition clocks: Recently came across a E & GW Bartholomew ww shelf clock that had some features that were interesting. The case is mahogany and mahogany veneer veneer on pine. I thought that the price of admission was the splat: Yep, it has a shrinkage crack. Still wonderful. Note the odd configuration of the 1/2 columns as pictured above. Remind me of what might be seen on a triple decker. Rather unusual, IMCO. Note the "whales tails" on the upper and lower blocks One thing about the unusual columns. When I first saw the clock, I thought that the sections in chrome yellow were repainted. Nope. After careful examination, I am confident that it is original based upon the surface with very consistent fine alligatoring. Furthermore, that chrome yellow was VERY much a period color. I've owned boxes painted in the same paint. Here's a dressing table in similar and original paint buried under piles of stuff: And here it is used to decorate a Terry miniature ww (with the addition of smoke graining): So very much a color used in the period. Shakers used a chrome yellow, too. Here's the original wooden enameled raised gilt gesso dial: Yes, some losses and "stretch" marks. No. Will not restore. I think it's perfectly fine. Here's the label. I've been informed that I have exceeded my picture limit. See the next posting in this thread for more pix of interest. RM.