The top part of a grandfather clock is generally called the crown. There exist four types of crown styles, such as the split pediment, the bonnet, the federal and the flat top.
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The Split Pediment Grandfather Clock Crownis commonly compared with a swan neck due to its swan-like curvatures. The curved endings can be crafted straight or rosette. On top between split pediment crowns, there is a decorative ornament which is often referred to as a finial and rarely as an eagle. Some grandfather clock models have two finials on the sides of split pediment which are called a spire. Both finials are usually crafted in wood or brass.
The Bonnet Grandfather Clock Crownencases the clock face and is occasionally referred to as a hood. This type of grandfather top has a full arched facade. This type of the crown is commonly used in the traditional design of a grandfather clock.
The Federal Grandfather Clock Crownhas a pinnacle facade and is the primary focal point of the piece. This type of the crown gives an elegant look to a grandfather clock but it is rather rare among modern manufactures.
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