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167.           $250

Brewster & Ingrahams steeple with Kirkís backplate, 1843-1852. A 21-inch-tall case on gilded ball feet with gilded cone finials and a movement very similar to that in #166.  The finish is clean, the rosewood veneer on the curved front and door is without chips or obvious repairs.  The finials and ball feet have been regilded.  The dial glass is original, held in place by the original putty, the lower glass has been repainted nicely; I donít recognize the scene.  The dial has been repainted, the hands are likely original.  The 30-hour, time-and-strike movement is mounted on an iron backplate with cups to enclose the brass springs; there is a wire and brass hook on the right side that you pull to advance the strike, not present on the movement in #166.  It is running and striking.  There is a good label behind plastic.  I cannot find any matching examples on Antique Clocks Identification and Price Guide or LiveAuctioneers.  $250-$600.

 

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Antique American Clocks                     January 2023

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