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Tall Case Clock

2005.10 (RS30352)

Description

Mahogany clock; white face with black roman numerals and phases of the moon with yellow and blue personified moon; gold and silver oval and c-scroll decoration at face corners; bonnet has arched top wtih three brass finials; turned columns at front corners of bonnet; case has quarter columns iwth stop-flutings; door and base have inlaid line border; base has molded skirt and bracket feet.

Details

Maker
Ellery, Epes (Maker)
Date
1790-1810
Inscriptions
"Epes Ellery" (Etched)
Location of origin
MA
Material
brass (alloy)
carving (processes)
etching (printing process)
inlay (process)
mahogany (wood)
silver (metal)
turning (shaping process)
Object type
Timekeeping T&E
Places
Probably Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Probably Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
brass (alloy)
carving (processes)
Clock, Tall Case
etching (printing process)
Federal
inlay (process)
mahogany (wood)
silver (metal)
tall case clocks
timepieces
turning (shaping process)
Dimensions
80 x 20 x 10 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2005.10
Credit Line
Gift of Mary Kingsbery
GUSN
181368

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