Lot 79

A RARE 19TH CENTURY AMERICAN MAHOGANY WAGON SPRING SHELF CLOCK BY BIRGE & FULLER, CONNECTICUT
the case of steeple form, the pointed arched upper section flanked by a pair of pointed finials, the hinged door with a painted glass panel, the lower section with a glazed panel to the door, over ball feet, the painted Roman dial with skeletonised centre revealing the signed movement ‘BIRGE & FULLER BRISTOL CONN’, the twin barrel movement striking on a coiled gong and powered by the two ‘patent accelerating lever springs’ mounted in the base with heavy chains connected to a pair of pulleys, the original paper label pasted to the backboard and printed with “PATENT.. / EIGHT DAY BRASS CLOCKS / SECOND FEBRUARY 1845 / BIRGE & FULLER”, with pendulum, with later purpose-made wooden travelling case,
the clock 69cm high

The movement is ticking and striking but not fully tested or guaranteed.

Estimate: £800-£1,200