Northern Swedish Floor Clock, 1820's
A 19th century Northern Swedish painted wood grandfather clock. This Swedish clock from Norrbotten county, Sweden (Northern region) features a nicely carved, exaggerated and raised crest of opened, elongated petals with pierced carved small flower at it's center. A small glass window is set between the top of the head and it's carved bonnet. Neck and belly are accented with trim molding, and the circular glass center, which allows the pendulum to be viewed, is trimmed in striated foliage motif. The clock rests upon a flat base at sides with shallow skirt carved along front-side. This 1820's clock has a scraped finish, with remaining color being in shades of white, cream, and light blue, with lots of wood grain showing through. Pale blue highlights the various carved accents. This clock would be a wonderful decorative object. Though it retains it's original face and movement, it is not currently in working condition. However, it can be quartzed to keep perfect time, for an additional cost. A quartz battery would then be added behind the face. The original hands are too heavy to carry the quartz movement, so they would be changed to black hands, similar in style. The clock would then chime (the chime can be turned off even though the sound is quite delightful. A pendulum selected to work with the quartz movement would be added behind the glass opening. This Swedish 1820's Norrbotten county clock would be a great decorative addition to a foyer, living room or bed room.
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(63cm x 19cm x 227cm )
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