Tall Case Clock Maker: Eli Terry (American, 1772–1852)


Cherry; backboard and top of hood, white pine


95 1/2 × 19 × 11 1/4 in. (242.6 × 48.3 × 28.6 cm)

Credit Line

Mabel Brady Garvan Collection

Accession Number



18th century


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Frank MacCarthy, Longmeadow, MA; Francis P. Garvan, New York (1929). Gift in 1930 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
  • Edwin A. Battison and Patricia E. Kane, The American Clock, 1725–1865: The Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale University (Greenwich, Conn.: New York Graphic Society, 1973), 38–41, no. 5, ill
  • Connecticut Furniture: Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, exh. cat. (Hartford, Conn.: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 1967), 147, no. 264, ill
  • Charles Nagel, Jr., American Furniture: 1650–1850 (New York: Chanticleer Press, 1949), 54, pl. 22b
  • Associates in Fine Arts, Yale University, "Handbook: A Description of the Gallery of Fine Arts and the Collections," Bulletin of the Associates in Fine Arts at Yale University 5, nos. 1–3 (1931), 59, ill
  • Penrose R. Hoopes, Connecticut Clockmakers of the Eighteenth Century (Hartford, Conn.: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1930), no. 27, 52, ill
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tall case clocks


"Terry" and "E. Windsor" engraved on dial

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