Early 19C Curtiss & Clark Miniature Shelf Clock

Early 19C Curtiss & Clark Miniature Shelf Clock.

Presenting an EXTREMELY RARE Early 19C Curtiss & Clark Miniature Shelf Clock.

From circa 1825 and made of flame mahogany.

Curtiss & Clark Miniature Shelf Clock, case by Charles Platt, New York, movement, Connecticut, c. 1825, the mahogany case with carved columns flanking the painted iron Roman numeral dial signed Curtis & Clark,Plymouth Connecticut within a stenciled border and painted shell spandrels, printed maker’s label inside backboard stating in part, Clocks Made by Curtis and Clark/Plymouth, Con. This clock combines advantages over any other clock made in this country, for convenience. It is made of the best materials, the springs imported from Geneva., eight-day time and strike spring-powered movement, ht. 23 in.



“8 Day Brass Clocks  made by Curtiss & Clark, Plymouth, Con..

This Clock combines advantages over any other Clock made in this Country, for convenience. It is made of the best materials, the springs imported from Geneva.  All the directions necessary for this Clock are, when the Clock is moved, take off the pendulum ball and tie down the rod, when set up, set it up in a perpendicular position in order to it’s having an equal beat ”

These clocks are very valuable in mint condition. The are priced in excess of $23,000.

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Additional info on:  The National Museum of American History Website:  http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah_852085

Early 19C Curtiss & Clark Miniature Shelf Clock.

Provenance: From a Private Dallas Collection.

Condition: The case and dial are in pretty good shape for it’s age but it is in need of professional restoration. The case is in very good condition save a piece of molding is missing from the top right (easily replaced). The Face and Dial of the Clock are in very good shape…again a little professional restoration would greatly help it. The movement is fully intact but not working. It has its original pendulum and rod. The dial is missing the second hands and the hour hand…but we have them (see photos). We also have the 2 winding keys. The panel to the bottom depicting a folk art scene is a recent replacement…but gives the idea of the type of painted panel that would originally have been reverse painted on the glass. This Clock can be VERY EASILY and relatively inexpensively restored.

We have reflected the cost of repair and restoration in our pricing.

Dimensions: 23″ tall, 12.5″ wide and 5.75″ deep.


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