Victorian c 1875 Oak Gingerbread Handmade Mantel Clock Prob Waterbury CT with Reverse Painted Glass Gilded Egret In Marsh Scene & Carved Fleur de Lis CorniceApproximate Dimensions: Overall Height: 22.75”, Width at Base: 15.5”, Depth: 4.75"
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Estimated Weight of Item: Approx 7 lbs
This is not a reproduction. It is guaranteed to be antique, and over 100 years old. Beautiful hand carving of the repeated trefoil or fleur-de-lis pattern and other decoration on the ornamental appointments. This is very similar to the late 19th century output from the Waterbury Clock Company of Connecticut, and is most likely one of their originals.
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Estimated Package size:24 x 24 x 24”
Inventory Code: HFA TUK
In good condition for age. Substantial rubs throughout the gilt reverse glass painting. Scattered nicks and chips in the wood, mostly concealed by the front facing. The topmost petal of the fleur-de-lis design cornice appears to have always been flattened, and not a break. There has been past service to this clock, indicated by the pencil logging of its maintenance by L.E. Davis in 1920. There also appears to be the acronym or monogram “H.R.A.” penciled to the left of the reserve side, and a circled number which may read either “50,” or “150.” There is still a tiny remnant of the paper label. Clock winds reluctantly, sticks, but does strike and appears to be full operational. As with relocation of any antique mantle clock, this will benefit from the attention of a certified clock technician. The latch for the door has losses to it, but it can be held closed by the remnants.
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