Antique American Clocks                      January 2022


9.        $600

Spencer & Wooster & Co. shelf clock, 1840-1843.  This 33.5-inch mahogany case holds an 8-day “Salem Bridge” brass movement.  There are veneered full columns with carved capitals and two original glasses; I think the building in the upper tablet has been retouched and rebacked, and the lower tablet has a wood backboard and was not inspected. The dial glass is also original but has some newer glazing; the wooden dial is clean and the hands are correct.  The narrow weights are compounded on wooden pulleys; there is a decent label inside.  The clock is running and striking.  AAC sold two similar Salem Bridge clocks last July for $600 and $750.  $600-$1000.

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