A George Ellis mahogany – crossbanded oak and marquetry loncase clock, circa 1840. A regal clock with a Federal-style that features a split pediment top with three gold-tone spires and a standing eagle. The clock dial is handpainted with colorful fruits, birds and flowers and the body of the clock is finished in oak and mahogany with a waist that holds weights and pendulums and it stands on a podium base.
|Materials:||Oak, Mahogany, Wood, Metal, Glass|
|Working Condition:||Tested, and found to be operational. Timekeeping accuracy is not guaranteed.|
|Marks:||The dial is inscribed “Geoe: Ellis / Oaken Gates.”|
- movement and case are possibly associated; overall with various scratches, marks, nicks/chips, shrinkage cracks, and abrasions consistent with age and use; applied case molding below bonnet on right side is partially loose; painted metal dial with some light crazing; comes with a key to waist door, a pendulum, and a weight; other possible imperfections, wear, and repairs/restorations.