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Shelf clock

Object Number: 
1963.87.deacc
Date: 
1815-1830
Medium: 
Mahogany, maple, mahogany veneer, brass, glass, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 28 1/2 x 16 1/4 x 4 1/2 in. ( 72.4 x 41.3 x 11.4 cm )
Marks: 
printed on paper lining inside of clock: "PATENT / INVENTED / Made and Sold by / ELI TERRY, / Plymouth / CON." and "N. B. To wind up weights, put on crank with the handle down and turn towards figure 6" and charts showing "Variation of the Sun & Clock"
Description: 
Wooden pillar and scroll variant shelf clock with slender, freestanding colonettes and elaborate fretwork top with three brass urn finials; painted wooden dial with foliate and floral decoration and outside escapement; door on front of clock contains one clear pane of glass and one reverse painted with trees and attached printed scene of colonaded, pedimented building and row houses. Outside escapement 30-hour time and strike wooden movement.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Irving S. Olds
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group