American Shelf Clocks

Note: wood-cased American shelf clocks are in the lower section of this page.

ETJ-0608
$1,750

Ansonia Delft Porcelain “La Rive” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From CA

Ansonia Royal Bonn "LaCapelle" Delft ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

Here is one of the sought-after Ansonia clocks in a porcelain case with "Delft" decoration. The history of each of these firms is linked in the previous sentence and makes for interesting reading material. It is interesting to note that numerous pattern configurations were made for numerous Ansonia models as you can see here with the floral catalogue design; but even that design was likely made in multiple colors and configurations and with different dial options.

Physical: The beautiful Delft porcelain case is in excellent original condition. It measures 9.5"w x 17.75"h x 5"d. The 5" diameter porcelain dial is in excellent condition and has floral designs between the numerals. It is signed Ansonia Clock Co. NY, USA. The hands are correct and original. There is a slow/fast adjustment just above the numeral 12.

Mechanical: The eight-day time and bell-strike movement with exposed escapement and jeweled pallets has been recently professionally serviced and is in excellent running order.

Comments: We strive to find great items at fair prices for our clients. This model was recently seen in a very high-end antique center priced at $3,250. Ours is a little more reasonable... and waiting for your call.

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Description

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Front View
Left Side
Right Side
Back
Dial
Movement

Reference Books
Ly, T.D., Ansonia Clocks and Watches, 1998, p.628

Clock books are available from Arlington Books.

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ETJ-0614
$1,275
Gilbert “Latona”, c.1885

Gilbert “Latona”, c.1885 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

(original catalogue drawing)

 

(Seth Thomas "Garfield")

Here's Gilbert's nearly 100% knockoff of the extremely popular Seth Thomas "Garfield" model. They did an extraordinary job! We've not seen this model previously and found a perfect deal that will let us sell this for about half of what the comparable Seth Thomas clock costs in today's market.

Physical: The walnut case, which measures 15.5"w x 30.5"h x 6.5"d is in excellent physical condition with original finish and original glass. The 8" paper dial was professionally replaced at some point in the past by the highly regarded Dial House in GA.

Mechanical: The eight-day time-and-strike, two-weight plus spring-driven clock has been professionally overhauled and is in excellent running condition.

Gilbert apparently decided to uniquely hybridize the Seth Thomas movement concept and utilize two weights to drive the time side and a spring to drive the strike; very unusual configuration. The original catalogue said, "Both weights drive the time on this clock. The striker (only) is spring driven."

Comments: Very nice and interesting clock, unusual movement configuration at a great price... about half of the Seth "Garfield" model.

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Front View
Front Right
Upper Section

Upper Right
Lower Right
Lower
Section
Upper Left
Lower Left
Dial
Weights
Movement - 1
Movement - 2

Reference
Ly, T.D., Gilbert Clocks - 1998, p.297

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SJB-131
$1,425
Chelsea “Eagle” Series
Carriage Clock with Original Presentation Box

Chelsea “Eagle” Series Carriage Clock with Original Presentation Box ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Chelsea “Eagle” Series Carriage Clock with Original Presentation Box ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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Chelsea “Eagle” Series Carriage Clock with Original Presentation Box ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Chelsea “Eagle” Series Carriage Clock with Original Presentation Box ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Chelsea “Eagle” Series Carriage Clock with Original Presentation Box ~ Antique Clocks Guy

 

Chelsea Clock Company apparently made several different iterations of their 1980s era "Eagle Series" clocks, each with a different outer case finish on a basically large carriage clock frame. Some of the (Swiss-made) cases featured Guilloché treatment, while others bore a faux tortoiseshell finish. Many were engraved and used as corporate retirement gifts. We are fortunate to have a fine example in the "Carriage Clock" style with the original gold-embossed leatherette dual-opening presentation box.

Physical: The Swiss-made, gold-plated brass case with Guilloché treatment
is in excellent physical condition. It measures 6.5"w x 8"h x 4"d and 10.5"h with the handle up. The leatherette presentation case measures 7.25"w x 9.5"h s 5"d and is in excellent original condition. There is a small darkened spot on the front panel just above the 11.

The 4" porcelain dial, like the rest of the clock, is original and in excellent physical condition. Hands are original and excellent, too.

Mechanical: The eight-day time-and-gong-strike movement is in excellent running condition, having been professionally serviced just recently. As a bonus it comes with the original instructioin manual. Also comes with a correct Chelsea winding key.

Comments: Such an elegant clock from "The Last Great American Clock Company". It's a pretty simple process: review the photos, decide which family member or close friend is due a wonderful gift (maybe you?), then pick up the phone and give us a call to start the process. We're ready, are you?

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Front View
Front
In Box
Left Side
Right Side
Back/Movement
Bottom
Dial
Box Front
Box Back
Box Side - 1
Box Side - 2
Instruction Book


DGB-101
$2,350
Highly Sought Seth Thomas “Garfield”, c.1886

Seth Thomas “Garfield”, c.1886 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas “Garfield”, c.1886 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

 

Seth Thomas "Garfield" - Origina Catalogue Drawing ~ Antique Clocks Guy

(original catalogue drawing)

 

The Seth Thomas Garfield and Lincoln have consistently been the most popular shelf clocks we've ever sold. Here is a beautiful Garfield for your consideration; we also have its "brother", the Lincoln model available (see listing below).

Physical:
The original finish mahogany case is in excellent physical condition. It measures 15.5"w x 38"h x 6.5"d
. The 8" diameter dial is in very good condition with the original paint. There are some small chips that could be touched up by a qualified dial-painter (we can recommend). Note the damascened pendulum bob. The glass and weights are original, as well, and there is a great label in the inside back of the case as well as a jeweler's tag. Finally, the January 1886 manufacture date is stenciled on the back.

Mechanical: The two-weight, eight-day movement was professionally serviced in 2014 and is in excellent running order.

Comments: This is a wonderful clock that should be in your collection. Might also look great on a credenza at work. Purchase the Lincoln and Garfield together and save $100 on each!

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Front View
Upper Right
Lower Right
Upper Left
Lower Left
Dial
Weights/Pendulum Bob/Label
Jeweler's Label
Movement
Date Stencil on Back
With Lincoln Model Below

Reference
Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 2, 2004, p.726-7

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JUL-117
$2,095
Seth Thomas “Lincoln” in Walnut

Seth Thomas Lincoln  - Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas "Lincoln" - Original Catalogue Drawing ~ Antique Clocks Guy

(Original Catalogue Drawing)

 

Ship From So. CA

The most famous Seth Thomas pair of shelf clocks is the Lincoln/Garfield pair. This one has beautiful color and grain and is the only clock of its kind we've ever seen with the original shipping block for the pendulum and weights. This block was bolted over the pendulum, as was common in all Seth Thomas weight-driven clocks. However, this block also has a pair of hooks to hold the weight cords during the shipping process. Very special.

Seth Thomas Lincoln Shipping Block - Antique Clocks Guy

Physical: The case, which measures 17"w x 28"h x 5.75"d retains the original finish, and is in excellent physical condition. The dial is in excellent condition and retains original paint. This clock also has a beautiful brass damascened pendulum and a nice label in the inside bottom of the case.

Mechanical: The eight-day, weight-driven movement is in excellent running order. It was professionally overhauled in 2013.

Comments: Often, the weights on these shelf models have been replaced by new weights available at the major clock parts house. This clock has original weights. And the shipping block alone would make this a highly sought-after clock for any serious Seth Thomas collector.

Great clock in a wonderful all-original case. Just right for you? Call us...

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Front View
Front Left Side
Upper Right
Lower Right
Base
Dial
Label
Movement/Wt/Pendulum
Movement
Shipping Block

Reference
Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 2, 2004, p.729

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WFL-126
$995
Seth Thomas City Series “Beloit” ~ c.1886

Seth Thomas City Series “Beloit” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas City Series “Beloit” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

Seth Thomas made a group of clocks purportedly named after American cities. We have an article in our Reference Library that discusses this group of clocks. The "Beloit" model, configured with an alarm like this particular clock, originally sold in 1896 for $11.14. Today, it's a little more expensive!

(original catalogue drawing)

 

Physical: The walnut case, with original finish and stenciled glass, measures 14.5"w x 22.75"h and is in excellent physical condition as you can see in the numerous photos below. The 6" diameter dial with original paint has the numerals "strengthened" as they were faded. There is an original factory production date stencil on the back indicating this clock was made in March 1886.

Mechanical: The eight-day cathedral gong-strike movement was recently professionally overhauled and is in excellent running condition. It also features an alarm that is set by the small subsidiary dial in the middle of the main dial. Both the movement and alarm function properly (but we'd prefer awaking to the quiet sounds of our iPhone playing music of our choice)!

Comments: Great clock made available to us by a major collector, and at a wonderful price. Give us a call to make it your own.

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Front View
Front Left
Front Right
Right Side
Lower Section
Case Detail

Crown
Dial
Movement
Glass Stencil
Date Stencil

Reference
Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 1, 200, p.187

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RED-115
$4,850
Ansonia Swinging-Arm “Fortuna”

Ansonia "Fortuna" ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA


(original catalogue drawing)

 

Here is a swinging-arm clock that is one of the larger ones made by the Ansonia Clock Co., circa 1906.

Physical: The cast pewter statue with cherub has the original finish and measures approximately 9" in diameter at the base x 30"h. The catalogue indicates that both the statue and swinging arm are 25.5" in length. The nickel-plated ball and pendulum assembly are original and complete.

Mechanical: The eight-day, spring-driven, time-only pendulum movement has been professionally overhauled and is in excellent running order.

Comments: This a much sought-after, seldom found model. It is in glorious condition, awaiting its place of honor in your home or office.

Photos: We have two sets of photos of this clock. Both sets were taken outdoors, one with a white background, and the other with a "goldish"-colored background. We sent the "gold" pictures to have the background cut out of them and color-corrected to the best of our abilities in PhotoShop. Some of the photos of each set are better than the other set, so we've included most in this listing. The ones with the white background probably better represent the actual color of the clock... it's a beauty.

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Front View - 1
Front View - 2
Front View - 3
Right Side
Figure
Upper - 1
Upper - 2
Upper - 3
Lower
Lower Right
Cherub
Back Close
Back Lower
Ball - Front - 1
Ball Front - 2
Ball - Rear
Ansonia Movement


Reference
Ly, T.D., Ansonia Clocks and Watches, 1998, p.707

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WMD-119
$3,450

Ansonia “Juno”, c.1901

Ansonia “Juno”, c.1901 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

Original Catalogue Drawing
(from wholesale catalogue, c.1904)
It is interesting to note that the catalogue drawing shows the hand to the face of the figure, but the production statue's hand is lower, below the chin. Though not shown here, the original catalogue had a second drawing of this statue with a "can-type" movement that shows the hand in a slightly lower position but still clearly on the face.)

 

This is one of the more highly sought after Ansonia "swingers". It's beautiful and ready to move to a "good home" (not that it's not in one already)!

Physical: The 28" high spelter case with 4.5" diameter ball appears to have the original finish on the statue that has been overcoated with tint. The cobalt blue ball has been refinished at some point in the past. It's a very pretty clock

Mechanical:
The eight-day time-only swing movement has recently been serviced and is in excellent running condition. The (file) photo below is representative of the movement in this clock with a counter-weight pendulum inside.

Ansonia “Juno” movement from a different clock ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Comments: Great clock that will enhance any place where it resides. We have one in our kitchen window that immediately attracts attention of all who visit our home. Perhaps this one will end up in a similar place in your home? Call us to start the process... but don't let the soup boil over!

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Description

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Front/Rear Views
Front L
ower
Right Upper
Right Lower
Head - Front
Back Upper
Back Lower
Ball - Front
Ball - Back

Badge

Reference
Ly, T.D., Ansonia Clocks and Watches, 1998, p.701

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RBN-03
$1,350
Ansonia Royal Bonn “La Layon”

Ansonia Royal Bonn “La Cerda” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ansonia Royal Bonn “La Cerda” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

Here is another beautiful Ansonia clock created by the famous and sought-after Royal Bonn porcelain works in Germany, c.1904. This particular design was made in numerous colors and was also available with a Dutsch scene on the front.

Physical: The porcelain case, which measures 15"w x 14.5"h x 5"d is in excellent physical condition without breaks or repairs. The 5" porcelain dial is also in excellent original condition. The case bears the Royal Bonn signature on the back.

Mechanical: The eight-day, time-and-strike (gong) movement was professionally serviced in late 2012 and is in excellent running order.

Comments: Many of the green-colored cases from Royal Bonn tend to be a yellowish-green-lime color; this one's a much deeper and prettier shade of green. Its condition speaks for itself. Now you need to speak up and tell us you have just the place to put it!

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Description

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Front View
Front Left
Front Right
Left
Right

Dial
Back
RB Signature

Movement

Reference
Ly, T.D., Ansonia Clocks and Watches, 1998, p.636-637

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DER-100
$2,375

Ansonia Royal Bonn “LaCapelle” ~ Delft ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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Ansonia Royal Bonn "LaCapelle" Delft ~ Antique Clocks Guy

(original catalogue drawing)

 

Here is one of the sought-after Ansonia clocks in a porcelain case signed both "Royal Bonn" and "Delft". The history of each of these firms is linked in the previous sentence and makes for interesting reading material. It is interesting to note that Royal Bonn made numerous pattern configurations for most Ansonia models as you can see here with the floral catalogue design; but even that design was likely made in multiple colors/configurations and with different dials as you can see here.

Physical: The porcelain case is in exquisite original condition. It measures 7.5"w x 15"h x 5"d. The tiny 3.5" diameter porcelain dial is in excellent condition and has floral designs between the numerals. The hands are correct and original. There is a slow/fast adjustment arbor above the numeral 12.

Mechanical: The movement has been recently professionally serviced and is in excellent running order.

Comments: We strive to find great items at fair prices for our clients. This model was recently seen in a very high-end antique center priced at $3,250. Ours is a little more reasonable... and waiting for your call.

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hone at 760-604-0262, or e-mail.

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Description

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Front View
Left Side
Right Side
Upper View
Windmill
Back

Dial - 1
Dial - 2
Signatures
Movement

Reference
Ly, T.D., Ansonia Clocks and Watches, 1998, p.617

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HWD-720
$1,095
Ansonia Royal Bonn Porcelain “ La Normandie”
Ansonia Royal Bonn Porcelain “ La Normandie” - Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

We're fortunate to presently have a whole collection of Ansonia porcelain models to offer you, including this multi-color Royal Bonn and the other labeled Delft. Here is the Royal Bonn done in what the factory called "New Art Tints" that originally sold for $15.75 in 1904:

Physical: The porcelain case is in excellent original condition and measures 13"w x 13.5"h x 5"d. It has a 5" diameter dial with exposed jeweled escapement and a "rococo-style" sash with original beveled glass.

Mechanical: The eight-day time-and-strike movement strikes a mellow gong on the half hour and the hour. The movement was professionally overhauled in 2010 and is in excellent running order.

Comments: Give us a call to start the process for this one... or perhaps the entire collection!

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Description

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Front View
Right Side
Left Side
Back
RB Signature

Reference
Ly, T.D., Ansonia Clocks and Watches, 1998, p.611

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LPU-236
$1,575

Ship From So. CA

Fancy Ansonia Royal Bonn “ La Vendee ”, c.1904
Open Escapement Model

Here is another unusual Ansonia Clock Company high-end Royal Bonn we've not seen before. The original catalogue price was $17; it's a bit more expensive today. In its 1896 catalogue, Ansonia describes the series of "porcelain decorated clocks", the cases of which they imported, as follows:

"Imported, Hand Painted and Gold Decorated Cases, Fitted with the Ansonia Clock Company's Eight Day, Half-Hour Strike, Cathedral Gong on Sounding Board, Round Polished Brass EScapement Movement, Ruby Pallets, Rack Strike, with Patent Regulators and Striking Parts, and Either Porcelain or Gild Dials."

Physical: The high-quality German "Royal Bonn" porcelain case is in excellent condition and measures 13"w x 14.5"h x 5"d. The 5" dial is also in excellent original condition. This clock has Ansonia's fancy sash (bezel around dial) and beveled glass. The porcelain has typical "alligatoring".

Mechanical: The eight-day, cathedral gong-strike movement is in excellent running order and features an "open escapement" visible on the dial. It strikes on the half-hour and on the hour. The movement was professionaly and thoroughly overhauled in April 2003 and had 14 new bushings installed.The clock will be professionally lubricated once again, prior to shipment.

Comments: We don't list a lot of porcelain clocks because many of them offered to us are either pedestrian in design, overtly common, or are in chipped-up condition. This is another wonderful exception.

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Front View
Movement/Signature
Second Signature

Reference
Ly, T.D., Ansonia Clocks and Watches, 1998, p.638

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ASP-670
$2,250
Quarter-Striking Seth Thomas “Hecla” c.1884

Quarter-Striking Seth Thomas “Hecla” c.1884 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Quarter-Striking Seth Thomas “Hecla” c.1884 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA


(original catalogue drawing)

 

Seth Thomas Clock Co. made three very sought after models with a special quarter-hour strike on a pair of nested bells. Those models are the "Atlas", a clock similar in style to this clock, this model, and the popular wall-hanging model, the "Marcy". When we've had any of these models (this being the most difficult to locate), they have not lasted long on our site. So here's your opportunity!

Physical: The oak case, which has been professionally overcoated, measures 12"w x 22.5"h x 5"d. The dial was restored by Lesley Neff, our favorite professional dial-painter. Both the case and dial are in excellent condition. The damascened pendulum bob is in excellent original condition, and there is a label remnant in the inside bottom of the case, the back of which is stenciled with the date in reverse, plus the month of manufacture (Oct 1884).

Quarter-Striking Seth Thomas “Hecla” c.1884 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Mechanical: The eight-day, quarter-striking movement has been professionally overhauled and is in excellent running order. It strikes the quarter hours on a pair of cup bells, and the hour on a heavy coiled "cathedral gong".

Comments: Great clock. Extremely difficult to find...

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Front Left
Front Right
Crown
Base
Ri
ght Side
Dial
Pendulum/Gong/Bells
Movement
Date
Stencil

Reference
Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 2, 2004, p.727-728

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DER-108
$550
Seth Thomas “Tradition 2W” Pillar & Scroll, c.1950

Seth Thomas “Tradition 2W” Pillar & Scroll, c.1950 ~ Antique Clocks Guy

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Here is a cute little clock that was in the 1950 catalogue. It is reminiscent of the early American pillar and scroll clocks of Eli Terry and many others. Nice thing about this clock is that it doesn't take up too much space, so will fit nicely almost anywhere.

Physical: The petite mahogany case, which measures 20"h x 10.5"w x 5.125"d, is in excellent original condition with original finish and paint on the case and dial. Solid brass finials and the pendulum are original, too.

Mechanical: The eight-day time-and-rod-strike movement has been professionally serviced and is in excellent running condition.

Comments: Nice clock for not a lot of money...

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Front View
Front Right
Back
Pendulum & Rod
Tablet Back

Reference
Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 2, 2004, p.665-666

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LPU-373
$1,150
Difficult-to-Find Seth Thomas City Series Santa Fe
Seth Thomas City Series "Santa Fe" Model - Antique Clocks Guy

Seth Thomas City Series "Santa Fe" Model - Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

This clock is one of the City Series by Seth Thomas. We've never had one of this model available to us before, but understand they generally are missing some of the incredible metal leaves on the front. Take a close look at this stunning clock:

Physical: The oak case was completely refurbished. The metal was removed and cleaned, and the wood finish refinished as the old finish was basically shot. The case is 22.5"h and has a wonderful 6" dial that retains the original paint. There is a remnant label in the inside bottom. While you're looking at that, be sure to take a close look at the incredible damascened pendulum bob - it is in amazing condition.

Mechanical: The eight-day half-hour-striking movement was professionally overhauled and is ready for years of great service in your home.

Comments: This is a beautiful clock - whether you're an experienced collector or just shopping for a pretty decorator piece. Call us to make it your own.

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Description

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Front View
Front Left
Front Right
Base & Pendulum
Dial
Movement

Reference
Ly, T.D., Seth Thomas Clocks & Movements 3rd Ed Vol 1, 2004, p.207

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BRO-03
$1,450
Wood Works Pillar & Scroll Signed “Eli Terry”

Wood Works Pillar & Scroll Signed “Eli Terry” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Wood Works Pillar & Scroll Signed “Eli Terry” ~ Antique Clocks Guy

Ship From So. CA

We generally don't accept listings of wood-works clocks as really understanding their mechanical condition can be challenging to say the least. This one, by Eli Terry, is an exception as it was just overhauled by one of the top technicians on the West Coast, a man for whom we have immense respect. So, we are proud to offer it for your consideration.

Physical: The long-ago refinished walnut case, which measures 17.25"w x 31"h x 4.25"d, is in excellent overall condition. There is a small chip on the upper left scroll, and a couple of marks on the 11" diameter original wood dial. The glass tablet has likely been touched up over the years - there is a photo from the reverse side. Most of the original label is present on the inside backboard.

Mechanical: As noted above, the 30-hour wood-works movement was recently professionally overhauled and is in excellent running order.

Comments: If you've hesitated on purchasing a wood-works clock because of mechanical concerns, here is a great exception to consider.

Questions? Contact us by phone at 760-604-0262, or e-mail.

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Description

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Front View
Front Left
Upper
Left
Tablet Back
Dial
Label
Back
Weights


Reference

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RPA-02
$595

Forestville 8-Day Mantle Clock J.C. Brown Forestville Manufacturing Company

Ship from NV

A Beautiful Forestville 8-Day Clock, c.1835

We seldom list these earlier clocks, but have done this one as a favor to a longstanding consignor for whom we have sold numerous clocks over the years.

Here's one you will want to study carefully while simultaneously reaching for your checkbook! This beauty is by Forestville Manufacturing Company of Bristol, CT, home of the famous designer, J.C. Brown (History).

Physical: The clock measures 18.5"w x 34.5"h x 6.5"d. The 9" diameter dial is original and hand-painted on a wood base. There are hairline cracks (age-appropriate, certainly) in the dial.

The sleigh-front, half-column Mahogany case is a beauty. No doubt about it. It was refinished in a professional manner some years ago. The labels, although not in "new" condition, are in good condition and age-appropriate to the clock. It is clear that the reverse-painted lower tablet is not the original design... not sure about the glass itself.

Mechanical: The eight-day time and gong-strike weight-driven movement is in good running order, striking on the hour.

Comments: All in all, this is a lovely clock at a great price. Waiting for a special spot on your mantle or perhaps in the family room. Now is the time...

Questions? Contact us directly: by phone at 760-604-0262 or e-mail.

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Front View
Column Closeup
Dial
Door Open
Label-Lower
Label-Upper
Movement
Tablet/Pendulum

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