Birge, Peck & Co. of Bristol, Connecticut
This is a wonderful clock in fine original condition. It stands up on turned feet and is approximately 36.25 inches tall 15.75 inches wide and 5.25 inches deep. Many triple deckers are built on a larger, more masculine scale. This example is quite nice and is not overpowering in stature. The turned columns and the splat are decorated with gilding and painted smoke decorations. This work in in exceptional condition. Both of the reverse painted tablets are original to this clock and are in excellent original condition. The colors are first rate and both tablets are William Fenn designs. The dial is painted on tin and features floral themes in the corners. The center of the dial has an open cut out in order to view the brass made movement. This time and strike strap brass movement is designed to run eight days on a full wind. It is weight powered. (The photo of the movement was taken before the movement was cleaned and overhauled.) The pasted label on the backboard can be viewed by opening the lower door. It is in wonderful original condition.
This super clock is a survivor. It is in outstanding original condition. Clocks like this one were intended to sit on a wall shelf or mantel. We have also seen this form displayed on top of furniture. It was made circa 1850.
John Birge, Ambrose Peck, Samuel Taylor and William R. Richards were business partners and shared a successful partnership in Bristol Connecticut from 1849 through 1849. They also made many steeple clocks with a large variation of movements.
About Birge, Peck & Co. of Bristol, Connecticut.
The Birge, Peck & Co. of Bristol, Connecticut was a firm comprised of John Birge, Ambrose Peck, Samuel Taylor and William R. Richards. This venture started in 1849 and lasted until 1859. John Birge retired in 1855.
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