ATTRACTIVE SETH THOMAS PILLAR AND SCROLL MANTLE CLOCK WITH FLORAL TABLET - For Sale
ATTRACTIVE SETH THOMAS PILLAR AND SCROLL MANTLE CLOCK WITH FLORAL TABLET
Seth Thomas was born on August 18th, 1785 and died on January 28th,1859. He worked for Eli Terry making cases until 1810 when he and Silas Hoadley purchased Terry's business and continued making clocks as Thomas and Hoadley until 1813. In 1818 he purchased the right to manufacture the shelf clock developed by Eli Terry. In 1822, Thomas and Terry had a misunderstanding about Terry's patent rights which in 1827 resulted in a law suit against Thomas. Terry later dropped the suit. When the clock business was slow, Thomas had his workers perform farming operations until they were needed once again in the clock works. This beautiful example of his wood works mantle clock that is now known as a "pillar and scroll", features the unique and attractive floral reverse-painted lower door glass. This has been professionally repainted as original and makes a very eye-appealing clock whereever it is placed in the home. The paper label inside the case is in excellent condition...a sure sign that the clock has had good care during its century-and-a-half of timekeeping. The 30-hour wood-works movement runs well and strikes the hours on a clear bell. The brass finials are old but probably not original to the clock...as is often the case. Pillar and scroll clocks are becoming very difficult to find...at least those that are in such outstanding condition. We've heard lots of reports from persons who bought a pillar and scroll clock from an unknown source only to discover a terrible mess in the movement that cost hundreds of dollars to repair and correct. Our wood works clocks are carefully examined and serviced by a Master Clock repairman and then run in the shop for several weeks before we offer them for sale....to make certain they are in good running order. This is an exceptional value for the price.