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Mantel clock

Description

Mantel clock with scrolled arch pediment and three brass urn finials. Engaged Doric columns. Clock face ornamented with gold floral decoration. Glass plate below painted with scene of castle, lake and trees. Ogee apron and delicate molded feet.

Details

Maker
Terry, Eli
Date
1800-1850
Inscriptions
PATENT CLOCKS,/INVENTED BY ELI TERRY./MADE AND SOLD BY E. TERRY & SONS,/WARRENTED IF WELL USED./N.B. The public may be ass[ured] that this kind of clock will run as long without/repairs, and be a durable and (damaged) for keeping ti(damaged) of clock what-/ever (printed on paper)
Location of origin
Plymouth, Connecticut, United States
Associated Building
Original To Nickels-Sortwell House (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
brass (alloy)
gilt paint
sheet glass
verre églomisé
wood (plant material)
Object type
Timekeeping T&E
Descriptive terms
brass (alloy)
Clock
Clock, Mantel
gilt paint
pillar and scroll clocks
Probably verre églomisé
sheet glass
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
31 x 17 7/8 x 4 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1958.375
Credit Line
Bequest of Frances Sortwell
GUSN
306981

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