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Mahogany Acorn Clock by Forestville Manufacturing Company

Auction:
2431
Lot:
80
Sold for:
$5,925$5,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2431
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 01, 2008 3:00PM

Description:

Mahogany Acorn Clock by Forestville Manufacturing Company, Bristol, Connecticut, c. 1845, with painted zinc dial signed Forestville Manufact. Co., Bristol, CT, USA, green and silver border on upper glass, reverse-painted tablet inscribed "Residence of J.C. Brown, Esq. Bristol, Conn.", flanking side ornaments and eight-day lyre shaped movement with detached wooden fusees, blue-green paper dust cover on backboard and printed paper label stating Henry Russell, Practical Clock Maker, No. 220 Federal Street, Portland, Maine., ht. 24 in.
Estimate $10,000-15,000

Side arms are old replacements, reverse-painted glass is repainted, dust paper and dial are undisturbed; movement is not stamped.

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Connecticut, Forestville Manufacturing Company, United States, J.C. Brown, Portland, Maine, Bristol, Connecticut, Clocks, Forestville

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