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Lot 847: J.C. Brown, Forestville Conn., miniature plain front "Beehive or Round Gothic" shelf clock, 30 hours, time, strike & alarm, c1850
23 October 2016
Manchester, NH, USALive Auction
Description: J.C. Brown, Forestville Conn., miniature plain front "Beehive or Round Gothic" shelf clock, 30 hours, time, strike & alarm, c1850
Condition Report: these miniature plain fronts are actually much rarer than the mini ripple fronts. The mahogany veneered case is in excellent original condition including finish, but has a 1 1/2 spit in case near top rear. Original tablet in good condition. Spring driven movement stamped "J.C. BROWN, FORESTVILLE CONN. U.S.A.". Dial has original paint with wear around key holes and is signed J. C. Brown. The label has losses and there is good repair label on rear from Columbia, Penn. The hour hand is a replacement. Ht 15"