Tall Case Clock

Collection Type

  • Clocks and timekeeping

Date

1790-1810

GUSN

GUSN-181368

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

Descriptive Terms

tall case clocks
timepieces
mahogany (wood)
brass (alloy)
silver (metal)
turning (shaping process)
carving (processes)
inlay (process)
etching (printing process)
Federal
Clock, Tall Case

Inscription

"Epes Ellery" (Etched)

Maker

Ellery, Epes (Maker)

Location of Origin

MA

Object Type

Timekeeping T&E

Dimensions

80 x 20 x 10 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mary Kingsbery

Accession Number

2005.10

Places

Probably Massachusetts (United States)
Probably Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)