Introducing the Monticello Clock Scarf

The Shop at Monticello is excited to announce a new addition to its line of exclusive accessories–the Monticello Clock Scarf! This beautiful silk scarf is inspired by Thomas Jefferson’s distinctive timepieces. Signature elements from the cannonball-driven Great Hall Clock, the obelisk-flanked clock Jefferson designed for his bedchamber, his elegant French mantel clocks and pocket watch are all featured in this stylish piece.

MonticelloClockScarfThe clocks of Monticello, many of which were crafted to Jefferson’s specifications, reveal his desire for order, love of innovation and ability to modify the traditional to suit his needs.


The Great Clock in the Hall


Monticello Dining Room

The Pillar Clock in the Dining Room



French Mantle Clock


Obelisk Clock

Through his many letters, Jefferson’s ideas about time emerge. He frequently recommended ways for his loved ones to spend their time, such as playing music and reading to keep away “ennui.” On May 5, 1787, he wrote to his daughter Martha, “determine never to be idle. no person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. it is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing. and that you may be always doing good, my dear, is the ardent prayer of yours affectionately.”

Versatile and stylish, the Monticello Clock Scarf is ready-to-wear twisted, tied or knotted around the neck, thrown over your shoulders, or styled as a head wrap. This “timeless and treasured piece’” for the “well-accessorized parent” was named number one in Thoughtful Gifts for Mom by The Scout Guide. Our Monticello-exclusive square scarf with a hand-rolled hem is a perfect gift for Mother’s Day–or anytime–for the lady with an eye for fashion and a love of history, art and architecture.


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