A Friesland wall clock. YY6

This very good example was made in the Netherlands sometime around 1850.

This case is constructed in mahogany and retains an older finish that has slightly darkened with age. The color of the wood is pleasing. The hood is designed like the hood of a tall case clock. Above it, are three pressed brass figural shaped finials. The outer finials depict a women. She is wearing a traditionally outfit. The center finial is of a man who is in a dancing postyre. He appears to be holding a beer stein in his right hand. All three finials are highlighted with paint and are in very good original condition. Flanking the sides of the hood door are engaged columns which are capped with Corinthian capitals. The opening this door is fitted with glass in order to protect the dial.

The colorfully painted iron features Roman hour numerals, Arabic style five minute markers and pierced brass hands of a traditional design. The four spandrel area colorfully paint decorated. The arch of this dial is decorated with an iconic Dutch village scene. This village is set along the banks of a canal. A windmill is naturally the central feature. A smartly dresses gentleman is fishing in the canal. A woman with a broad brimmed hat is standing on the other side.

The movement is constructed in brass. It is designed to run thirty-hours on a wind. It is weight driven and is wound by raising the brass capped weight by pulling on the chain to its right. The movement is a post and frame design and features typically shaped Freisland style pillars and an anchor escapement. The pendulum swings inside the lower section of the case. This case is designed to protect it. The brass faced bod can be viewed through the opening, The pendulum aperture is ornately cast and is nicely themed.

This case measures approximately 58 inches in length, 9 inches deep and 16 inches wide. This fine example was made circa 1850.

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