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Antique American Clocks                      January 2022

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39.      $1200

English 8-bell bracket clock, ca. 1890.  A large (29.5 inches tall and 15 inches wide) English bracket clock in walnut with the original finish.  The silvered dial is inscribed with a floral pattern and black lacquered numerals and chapter ring.  It sits behind a thick beveled glass in the wooden door, there is no key.  Two smaller dials at the top turn off the chime; it plays Westminster Chimes on four bells and a tune that I donít recognize on eight bells, as selected by the top right dial.  The heavy brass plate, triple-fusee bracket movement is unsigned; it is running without problem and chiming and striking the hours on a large cathedral gong.  The back door is glass with a working key and latch.  I suspect the center finial is a replacement.  $1200-$1600.

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