159.           $250

Forestville Manufacturing Co. stenciled cottage, 1842-1849. Made under ownership of the company by J.C. Brown, as noted on the label and dial.    The 15-inch case is veneered in rosewood with well-retained gold stenciling on the front; the case has been lacquered to protect the stenciling and there is a patina over that on the sides.  Both glasses are likely original with a gilt stencil on the dial glass and a milk-glass tablet with only modest wear.  The contoured metal dial is likely an old repaint, with a faint JC Brown signature and a bit of touch-up above the mainstem; the hands are proper modern replacements.  The 8-day, time-and-strike brass movement is signed and running, striking on the wire gong.  There is a good label inside and an old pendulum bob.  A nice example.  With good stenciling, as found here, these models can bring upwards of $300.  $250-$400.

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Antique American Clocks                     January 2023

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