Wadsworths & Turners. Litchfield, Connecticut clockmakers. A pillar & scroll shelf clock.

This is a very good example of a Connecticut made Pillar & Scroll clock. This fine example was made by the firm of Wadsworths & Turners in Litchfield, Connecticut The partnership is listed as being in business from 1829-1831. It succeeded the partnership of Wadsworths, Lounsbury & Turners. This firm was formed on April 16, 1829 by James C. & Amos Wadsworth and the three Turner brothers – Allison, Titus and Tertius W. Turner. Their shop was located by the South saw mill near South Bridge in the Northfield section of the town of Litchfield. They continued to produce pillar & scroll clocks having distinctive movements.

This is a very good example. The case is mahogany and retains a highly polished finish. The feet are original to the clock as are the horns or scroll work. The scroll work is supports three cast brass finials. The front section of this form is fitted with a large door. It is divided into two sections. The lower section features a reverse painted tablet that remains in very good original condition. The dial is colorfully paint decorated on wood. It is decorated with gilt patterns and colorful florals. This dial is original to this clock and untouched. The wooden works 30 hour weight driven movement is a time and strike design and is in good condition. The Maker’s label is pasted onto the inside of the backboard. Overall this is a fine example of a Connecticut Pillar & Scroll clock.

Approximate dimensions: 31.5 inches tall, 17.75 inches wide and 5 inches deep.

This clock is ventory number 218134.


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