1820's Swedish Fryksdahl Reed-Carved Clock
A 19th century Swedish Fryksdahl painted and carved wood grandfather clock. This antique Fryksdahl clock from Sweden features a sweetly raised and carved crest, embellishments about the neck, reed carved door front and lower body panel, and an exaggerated waist sash with hip fins, to emphasize the curviness of the clock. The original metal face, and delicate hands, are housed within the rounded head with front glass door which can be opened at left. This nicely curved clock, typical of the Fryksdahl style, rests on a mostly flat base, with open front, and raised slightly on rail style feet along each side. This primarily color palette is various shades of blue with gray, consisting of both older and newer paints. This clock would be a wonderful decorative object. 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 is a lovely example of a more "simple" Fryksdahl design, with it's lower profile crown and carvings. A great piece for your home or office!
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(50cm x 23cm x 222cm )
$6,160.REQUEST MORE INFORMATION