1.                   $800

Ethel North miniature pillar & scroll, 1824-1831.  Ethel was Norris’ younger brother and worked with him from ~1820 to 1824, when Norris sold the shop to him.  Ethel gave it up in 1831 and ran a plaster mill in Torrington until moving to Bristol and later to Minnesota. This clock is typical of his work; it is 29 inches tall with the brass urn finials (on screws) and 14.5 inches wide.  The scrolls have been repaired, the feet and skirt appear to be original, with a missing glue block and missing tips on the skirt.  The veneer is mahogany and there is a large brass doorknob.  I think both glasses are original, with the tablet repainted by Tom Moberg. The wooden dial is period and made for a Torrington movement, but not necessarily original to this clock.  It’s very clean and may have been repainted, perhaps just professionally cleaned.  The 30-hour time-and-strike wooden movement is a Type 4, five-arbor movement that will run, but the pendulum rod and bob are missing.  Not a hard fix.  There are two appropriate square 5-lb weights.  A very good label inside.  Fontaine’s sold a similar example in 2022 for $1200.  $800–$1200.

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Antique American Clocks                     JULY 2024

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