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84.            $250

Ansonia Clock Co. “Monarch”, ca. 1880.  A classic, top of the line shelf clock from Ansonia; 24.5 inches tall in walnut with a nice patina.  I believe the center top urn and wings are original, as are all the other trim pieces.  Note the drawer in the base to store the Ansonia key.  The door glass is original with good retention of the stencil; the solid brass bezel has had the verdigris coloring restored, and the dial is new paper. The hands are appropriate.  The 8-day, time and half-hour strike movement is signed and running, striking on a nickel bell; there is a fancy adjustable dial pendulum and an untested alarm.  The backwall is papered but there is no label.  A very nice example.  Cottone’s sold a similar example last year for $325.  $250–$400.

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Antique American Clocks                     JULY 2024

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