Composed of exaggerated curves, this "acorn" clock reflects the contemporary furniture designs of the Rococo Revival style. Like John Henry Belter's furniture patents, the curvilinear form is achieved through the bending and lamination of several layers of wood. Such clocks are thought to have been made exclusively by J.C. Brown of the Forestville Manufacturing Company in Bristol, Connecticut during the years 1847 to 1850. An almost identical clock with the same painted scene of the State Capital in Hartford is in the Edward Mitchell Collection (see Palmer, A Treasury of American Clocks (New York, 1973), pp. 141-142, fig. 250).