Who needs a house? This small wall clock has had the pendulum replaced by four miniature rooms, one above the other. Note that the 4-story clock house is fully illuminated on each floor, with tiny bulbs and chandeliers. From top to bottom is the dining room, living room, and two bedrooms.
Retired marine Joe Haring was a sailor and a craftsman. He and his wife, Jan, shared a passion for building and furnishing miniature houses. Though often referred to as dollhouses, they are actually scale model stages built to showcase both the craftsmanship of the builders and the decorating skills of the collector. Typically built at a scale of 1”=1’, the various structures in the Haring collection include correct architectural details from staircases to gas meters, and even tiny accessories like fuse boxes. Many of the furnishings were made by other skilled craftsmen who specialize in building miniature furniture for collectors.