Mantel clock

Collection Type

  • Clocks and timekeeping

Date

1800-1850

GUSN

GUSN-306981

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

Descriptive Terms

pillar and scroll clocks
wood (plant material)
brass (alloy)
sheet glass
verre églomisé
gilt paint
Clock
Clock, Mantel
Clock, Mantel

Inscription

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)

Associated Building

Original To Nickels-Sortwell House (Wiscasset, Me.),

Maker

Terry, Eli

Location of Origin

Plymouth, Connecticut, United States

Dimensions

31 x 17 7/8 x 4 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Frances Sortwell

Accession Number

1958.375