Seth Thomas. Plymouth, Connecticut

This is a very good example of a Pillar & Scroll shelf clock with pasted label “Made and sold by Seth Thomas, Plymouth, Conn.”

This clock is in good decorative condition. The wood, consisting of the feet, scroll work, horns and returns are all original to this clock and are in excellent condition. This is also true of the movement, weights and label. The reverse painted tablet has been heavily restored. It is the original glass. It looks as if it suffered significant losses and was professional restored. The subject matter is interesting. The wooden dial is decorated with gilt work. The spandrel areas features raise designs. These details are elevated with gesso work. The case is mahogany and retains an excellent surface or finish. The reverse painted tablet is original to this example. The Clockmaker’s label is pasted inside the case. The wooden works movement is weight driven and is designed to run thirty hours on a full wind. This clock strikes the hour on a cast iron bell. This clock was made circa 1825 and stands approximately 30.5 inches tall. This is a very nice clean looking example.

Inventory number NN-39.

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