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Forestville Mfg. Company Acorn Shelf Clock

Auction:
2804M
Lot:
42
Sold for:
$18,450$15,000

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2804M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
April 25, 2015 10:00AM

Description:

Forestville Mfg. Company Acorn Shelf Clock, Bristol, Connecticut, c. 1850, the "acorn"-form case with painted zinc Roman numeral dial signed Forestville Manfg. Co./Bristol, Ct. U.S.A., the lower transfer printed tablet depicting and marked State House/Hartford all flanked by laminated side ornaments capped with acorn finials, eight-day time and strike movement with detached fusees in the bottom of the clock and pendulum, ht. 24 1/2 in.

Provenance: Terry and Karen Brotherton.
Estimate $10,000-15,000

Object left side ornament with old brake, lower original tablet stabilized with white paint, dial and movement undisturbed.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Forestville Mfg., Connecticut, United States, State House, Karen Brotherton, Terry Brotherton