06-07-2009 06-07-2009
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2460 Boston
June 7, 2009 11:00 AMCalender

Empire Balance Wheel Shelf Clock by Silas B. Terry

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2460 Location: Boston Date / Time: June 07, 2009 11:00AM


Empire Balance Wheel Shelf Clock by Silas B. Terry, Plymouth, Connecticut, circa 1845, with mahogany-veneered case, turned columns flanking the painted wooden dial with Roman numerals, dial openings for viewing the pallets, escape and balance wheel components, reverse-painted tablet of a cathedral on a river, thirty-hour brass weight powered movement with wooden winding drums, rack and snail strike, maintaining power and balance wheel escapement powered by two cast iron weights, ht. 27 1/4 in.

A related example can be found in Chris Bailey, A Story of Silas B. Terry, Horologist, NAWCC Bulletin, June 2008, figure 16, p. 294.
Estimate $12,000-15,000

Refinished, losses and inpainting on dial and painted tablet, tablet inpainting minor, movement supports are replacements and too deep causing alterations on inside of door to correct clearance problems, probable dust cover roof board now gone, replaced second's hand.


Silas B. Terry, Connecticut, Plymouth, Chris Bailey