GRAIN-PAINTED CHISEL-BOTTOM CLOCK BY JC BROWN - For Sale
GRAIN-PAINTED CHISEL-BOTTOM CLOCK BY JC BROWN
In the book entitled, "JONATHAN CLARK BROWN AND THE FORESTVILLE MANUFACTURING COMPANY", an identical movement to this clock is shown on page 48. Brown and E.N. Welch were partners in that clockmaking firm. The wooden case has been restored with an attractive hand-painted wood grain. When the lower door is opened, one of the most remarkable primitive paintings we've ever encountered is revealed on the inside the case. It depicts a country cottage with colorful surrounding scenery (see photograph). The painting even extends around the inside of the case. The white spot on the upper door glass at the numeral three is simply a reflection of the camera flash. This clock is typical of those produced by EN Welch; William Gilbert and Chauncey Jerome who worked as partners during this period in Connecticut. It includes Brown's 'trademark' porcelain door knob. The dial is a later replacement with professionally painted signature including J.C. Brown's name and Forestville, Ct. My wife and I feel that the delightful, primitive painting inside the case makes this a prize 'find' for anyone who appreciates rare and unusual features in an antique clock.