1875 to 1895
The Baroque, or more correctly Second Baroque clocks reflect the highly ornate styles that originated in the Baroque period (1550 to 1700). To my way of thinking, if a clock has Corinthian columns it is Altdeutsch, if it has asymmetrical carvingsespecially on the headpiece and tailit is a Baroque piece. Both styles are very ornate, but the Altdeutsch is symmetrical, with rectangular detail accompanying the classical columns, while the Baroque clocks are lavishly carved, with elaborate, often asymmetrical head and tail pieces. Baroque cases were made with walnut, cherry and mahogany veneers.
Pendulums are zinc-backed in the earlier clocks, and steel backed in the later. Nearly all pendulum rods are made of wood, though some elaborate metal rods were seen later in the period. Dial bezels are spun brass; the dial centers were often engraved or embossed brass, usually with matching weights and pendulums. These clocks typically have very elaborate hands.