Antique American Clocks January 2022
Birge, Mallory & Co. miniature triple decker, 1838-1843. A second Birge, Mallory & Co. miniature weight-driven 30-hour clock, 26.5 inches tall. The gilding has been redone, the mahogany veneer is all in place, and the three glasses are original, including the tablets. Note that the middle glass has several repaired cracks, and the lower glass has been rebacked. The brass dial has been cleaned and probably renumbered. The brass, time-and-strike movement is signed and running, striking a wire gong. There are two old square iron weights and an old pendulum bob; a good label behind plastic. This clock sold at Vogt’s in San Antonio TX in 2020 for $650. $750-$1000.