Swedish Fryksdahl Grandfather Clock in Blue
A Swedish Fryksdahl carved and painted wood floor clock from the 19th century. This antique Swedish Fryksdahl clock features a carved crown which tilts slightly forward, adorn with a central volute at arched crest. The rounded head is gives way to a neck with swag molding and two stars which project at either side, with chest adorn in carved foliage and a star at center. This nicely curved clock, typical of the Fryksdahl style, has a bulbous belly with round glass window, swagged belt molding at waist, and is supported upon on a flat base. The door key and keyhole are located at the upper portion of the belly door, towards the neck. This clock has a blue color palette with gray and taupe acccents. This clock would be a wonderful stand alone decorative object as-is. Though it retains it's original face and movement, it is not currently in working condition, but 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 Fryksdahl clock would be lovely in a entry foyer, hall or living room.
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(61cm x 24cm x 208cm )
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