Federal Mahogany Tall Clock
- Sold for:
- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2482
- Date / Time :
- November 08, 2009 11:00AM
Federal Mahogany Tall Clock, Epes Ellery, Boston, c. 1800, the glazed tombstone door opens to a 13-inch painted iron dial by "WILSON" with moon's age in the arch and signed "Epes Ellery/BOSTON," and brass eight-day time and strike movement with cast iron weights and brass-faced pendulum bob, flanked by brass stop-fluted free-standing columns, the waist with molded door and segmented quarterfan inlay flanked by brass stop-fluted quarter columns, on base with central patera inlay and bracket feet, old surface, (minor restoration and imperfections), ht. 92 1/2 in.
Literature: Epes Ellery is listed as having operated at 51 Newbury Street in Boston in American Clocks Volume 3, Spittlers and Bailey, p. 98.
fret and plinths are old replacements, period brass finials; dial and signature are undisturbed, with very minor paint loss; cast iron weights and pendulum are period; loss to patera inlay in base; break to right front bracket foot (old piece is present taped inside hood).