Antique American Clocks January 2022
Eli Terry & Sons pillar & scroll, 1823-1831. A clean finish on this example, with no veneer repairs but the ivory escutcheon is broken. Latch and key work. The feet have been reinforced but look original; the scroll top has been repaired more than once and strengthened from behind. The brass urn finials are heavy with metal posts. There is a tin dust cover behind the movement. The dial glass is old but held in with wooden strips; the tablet is likely repainted on the original glass. The wooden dial has been touched up nicely, the hands are usually seen on later clocks. The 30-hour wooden movement will run for a while and strikes as expected, driven by two old weights. A dark but readable label. Overall, a pretty good example. $250-$600.