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Mahogany Outside Escapement Pillar and Scroll Clock by Eli Terry

Auction:
2502
Lot:
564
Sold for:
$50,363$42,500

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2502
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 01, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Mahogany Outside Escapement Pillar and Scroll Clock by Eli Terry, Plymouth, Connecticut, circa 1818, scroll-top case, painted wooden dial with Arabic numerals and delicate floral decoration, raised gesso dot inner minute track, pewter hands, reverse-painted tablet depicting classical urns in gold leaf, red flowers and a gold leaf floral garland pendulum aperture, printed maker's label inside stating Made and Sold by Eli Terry, Plymouth, Con. flanked by equation of time tables, thirty-hour time and count-wheel strike movement with pendulum and two cast iron weights, ht. 28 in. without finials.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

No significant repairs or restoration, scrolls, feet, dial and painted tablet are undisturbed, case in old surface, finials are period brass ball and spire type but not original to the clock, weights are old but probably not the originals.

Keywords

Eli Terry, Plymouth, Connecticut, Clock, Horology, Movement, Pendulum