Henry Judd of Torrington, Connecticut. A Quarter Column & Splat Shelf Clock.

This very colorful example remains in outstanding original condition. The case is constructed in mahogany. It is elevated on four turned feet. The front two are embellished with a spiral carved design. Large quarter corner columns are fitted into the front corners of the case. These are decorated with turned quarter capitals and a ring. They are ebonized and decorated with gilt stenciled designed. This decorative treatment can also be found on the crest which includes the two plinths and the splat. Depicted on the splat is a compote filled with fruit. This is in excellent original conditon. The lower section of the door is fitted with a decorative painted tablet. This tablet is original to this clock and is in excellent original condition. The colors remain vibrant. The scene is framed with a stenciled border. The painted wooden dial is decorated with floral themes in each of the four spandrel areas. Raised gesso work frames a number of decorative elements. This is highlighted in gilt paint. The paper label applied to the inside of the case signed “Henry Judd, Torrington, Conn.” This label is in very good condition. This clock is fitted with a Torrington-type 30 hour wooden works movement. The gearing is laid out in a horizontal manner. The clock is designed to strike each hour on an iron bell. This is all powered by two iron weights

The case measures approximately 29.5 inches tall, 16.5 inches wide and 6 inches deep. It was made circa 1830.


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