The William L. Gilbert Clock Company was founded in 1866 after many affiliations with other clock makers in the region. The company continued until the 1960's and made many fine clocks including this beauty that they produced around 1891 and which most people call a 'MIRRORSIDES'. The gilded Cherubs that stand on each side of the case and reflect in the original old mirrors are replacements. The old dial has become brown with age but is unstained and clearly readable. We like them that way, rather than the pasted-over replacement dials found on many antique clocks. The original Gilbert label is retained on the back of the case (see photograph) and the hands and "grapeleaf" pendulum is also original to the clock. A 'cathedral gong' resonator is an outstanding feature of this particular clock...giving it a deep resonant tone when it strikes the hours and one time on the half-hours. The door glass also appears to be original. NOTE: In our photos of this clock, the wood finials that hang down on each side appear to be leaning. That's because they are removeable and I didn't straighten them when I set up the clock before snapping the picture. They hang perfectly even and straight now. Overall---A REAL HONEY OF A CLOCK...priced right and lower than most of this type that are sometimes seen on the internet and at antiques shops.