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Forestville Mfg. Company Rosewood Veneered Acorn Clock

Auction:
2804M
Lot:
44
Sold for:
$20,910$17,000

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

Description:

Forestville Mfg. Company Rosewood Veneered Acorn Clock, Bristol, Connecticut, c. 1850, with painted zinc Roman numeral dial, printed maker's label inside backboard, reverse-painted and transfer-decorated floral tablet, eight-day time and strike fusee movement stamped Forestville Mfg. Co., Bristol, CT, USA, ht. 19 1/2 in.

Provenance: Herbert Nilson Collection; Skinner, November 1, 2008, Lot 75; Terry and Karen Brotherton.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

As good as it gets! Dial with age consistent minor losses to dial.


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.

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Forestville Mfg., Connecticut, United States, Herbert Nilson, Karen Brotherton, Terry Brotherton, As good as it gets