Red-painted Pine Wall Timepiece, George G. Brewster, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, c. 1834, the rectangular hood enclosing a white-painted wooden dial and brass movement engraved "G.G. Brewster, Portsmouth, N.H.," above the trapezoidal throat with circular cutout revealing the pendulum bob, on a rectangular box with mitered frame enclosing a reverse-painted panel showing a farmhouse, all on molded base, ht. 36 in. Provenance: Roger Bacon, Exeter, New Hampshire; Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little; G.W. Samaha Antiques, Milan, Ohio, purchased in 1994. Note: The clock is inscribed and labeled with the makers' names in several places. It bears two "jelly labels" typed by Nina Fletcher Little and affixed to the inside of the case, the first of which reads: "Clock works by 'Geo. G. Brewster,' 1797-1872, b. Portsmouth, where he worked at clock making until he became a dental surgeon. Brass plate behind wheel is engraved 'G.G. Brewster, Portsmouth, N.H. 1834.' Clocks by Brewster are rare"; the other reads: "Clock case made & assembled by Thos. Gerrish Furber, born Sept. 14, 1811. Married in Newington, N.H. to Eliz. Dow, 1837. Pencil insc. 'Madd [ sic ] & Warranted by T.G. Furber, Newington N.H. Clocks.' A desk signed by Furber is also known."