Henry Terry & Co. Plymouth, Connecticut. 8-day Carved Column, Carved Splat shelf clock. II-115

Henry Terry was born in Plymouth on November 2nd, 1801 and died January 7th, 1877. He was one of eight children born to Eli & Eunice (Warner) Terry. He worked in various clock making enterprises. Some of which included the firm E. Terry & Sons (1823-1831), E. Terry & Son (1831-1832), Henry Terry & Co. (1834-1836) and the Terry Clock Company in Waterbury.

This fine clock is often called or referred to as a Transitional Shelf Clock, a Carved Column, Carved Splat or a Half-Column Clock. It has a pasted label inside the case that reads Henry Terry & Co, Plymouth, Connecticut. The Clockmaker’s label is in good condition and is pasted inside the case onto the backboard. The case is mahogany and has been nicely finished. Deeply carved columns are applied to the case. The top of this clock is surmounted with a gallery. Two plinths center a carved basket of fruit and leaves. The door is divided into two sections. The lower section is decorated with a reverse painted tablet that is original to this clock. It does have some loss, but in my opinion, it is in very good original condition. Note the opening in the shape of a heart that allows one to see the motion of the pendulum. The dial is painted on wood and features gilt decorations in the spandrel areas and Arabic numerals. The movement is constructed in wood. This wooden works movement is weight driven and is designed to run 30 hours on a full wind. It will strike the hour on a gong. This fine example stands approximately 35 inches tall and was made circa 1835.



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