175.           $1600

Birge & Fuller candlestick double-steeple with wagon-spring movement, 1844-1848.  A gorgeous example of this highly desirable double steeple.  The case is 26 inches tall, veneered in mahogany with one repair that I see, at the uppermost upper door hinge.  The left rear candlestick may be a replacement. All glasses are old, the Fenn-style tablets almost certainly repainted.  The contoured dial has been touched up; the hands are correct.  The 8-day, time-and-strike movement is signed and running, striking on the wire gong.  The label is very good. Nothing not to like here.  Schmidt’s Antiques sold one last fall for $2000 with a 25% premium.  $1600-$2200.

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Antique American Clocks                     January 2023

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