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62.              $500

Forestville Mfg. Co. ripple-front round gothic (beehive), 1842-1849.  A 19-inch case with good mahogany veneer and ripple trim on the front, including the door.  Both glasses are likely original with a great tablet of Ballston Springs, a luxury spa in the 1800s north of Albany NY that featured effervescent mineral springs.  You can still bathe in the springs at the Medbery Inn.  The tablet has been touched up slightly. The contoured dial holds very old paint and has some small touch-ups, the hands are period and proper.  The 8-day, time-and-strike movement is signed Forestville MFG Co and is running and striking without problem; there is an alarm hooked up but untested. There is a decent label inside.  AAC sold a similar example last year for $600.  $500$600.

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Antique American Clocks                     JULY 2024

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