Known as the father of art furniture, Wendell Castle is renowned for his pieces that are masterfully crafted leaving most people wondering whether they belong in a museum or a house.

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One of his many famous creations is this clock, otherwise known as the “ghost clock.” It is amongst the slew of items that should be placed in a gallery. It is currently on display in Washington, D.C. in the Smithsonian American Art Museum. It was created in 1985. At first glance, all it appears to be is an old grandfather clock wrapped in a sheet for reasons such as damage.

However, there is more to it than what meets the eye. If you pay close attention and read the plaque underneath, you will find out the real reason behind the covering up.

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Made In 1985 by Wendell Castle, It Is Known As The “Ghost Clock”

Made In 1985 by Wendell Castle
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At First, It Simply Appears To Be A Grandfather Clock Wrapped In Protective Sheet

A Grandfather Clock Wrapped In Protective Sheet
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However, There Is More To It

There Is More To It
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Reading The Plaque Underneath Reveals The Truth

Reading The Plaque Underneath Reveals The Truth
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plaque
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So Convincing Is The Deception…

So Convincing Is The Deception
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… That Pictures Alone Do Not Suffice

That Pictures Alone Do Not Suffice
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It is such a profound piece of art that pictures alone do not suffice in unveiling the truth behind the world clock. It has confused many a visitor who had to do a double take to understand the magic of the art piece. It is indeed a stunning artwork by the father of art furniture. More information can be found at Wendell Castle’s official website.