EPHRAIM DOWNS, PILLAR AND SCROLL MANTLE CLOCK - For Sale
EPHRAIM DOWNS, PILLAR AND SCROLL MANTLE CLOCK
Not all of the pillar and scroll mantle clocks bore paper labels that identified the clockmaker. This one has never had a label on the old backboard of the case. However, careful research in the archives of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors Wood works movement identification bulletins have positively identified this clock as having been made by EPHRAIM DOWNS in Bristol, Connecticut around 1824. The original dial is in far better condition than most that we see. I'd rate it as excellent...retaining its original paint and gesso on the wooden dial board. The wood works have been professionally serviced and have had the required restoration to assure that they will provide good running quality for the next owner of this clock. The center scene on the lower door glass has been restored by a master reverse-painter in our area and the upper glass is also the old original...with wavy lines to prove it. The right scroll has been professionally and almost impercepibly repaired. This is a GOLDEN opportunity for a buyer who wants a fine pillar and scroll clock at a lower-than-usual price made by one of the old Connecticut clockmakers...around 1824.