Forestville Manufacturing Co. ripple-front round gothic, 1842-1849. JC Brown bought out his partners and manufactured clocks under his own name and under the Forestville Manufacturing Co. label as well; ripple-front clocks were made in the late 1840ís. This is a full-size case, 19 inches tall with good veneer and ripple; I see just one spot on the upper right where the finish appears to have bubbled, perhaps from heat. The finish is dark. The dial glass is original, the tablet period/original, with some losses to the center image, while the frosted/milk glass surround is well retained. The round, contoured dial appears to hold the original paint with some fading; the hands are likely original. The 8-day, time-and-strike movement is signed, running, and striking. There is a reasonable label inside. Full-size ripple beehives typically sell for around $600. $500-$800.
Antique American Clocks January 2023