Eli Terry & Sons Pillar and Scroll Clock(18 views)
Description: Mahogany, glass, and brass case with hand-painted metal face, wooden works, ivory eschuteon, lead weights, and hand-forged iron hands. Labeled clock by the inventor, Eli Terry, and made during his lifetime. This 30-hour clock has wooden gears, typical of the earliest Eli Terry clocks. It chimes on the hour. We believe the face is original. Two of the accompanying photos show the back side of the wooden works, which are protected by a thin metal plate. The painting on the eglomise panel is probably Yale College. Finely-shaped and delicate Federal case.
Condition Report: Fully restored - in working order - paint loss on eglomeise panel. Wooden works are period but may not be original to this clock.
Notes: ID # 7054TP.
Provenance: Plymouth, Connecticut.
Dimensions: Height: 31", Width: 16.5", Depth: 4.25".
Date: Circa 1825.