DUTCH LONGCASE CLOCK signed by Gerrit Bramer Amsterdam
Gerrit Bramer | 1st half 18th century | oak veneered with walnut
Month running clockwork | Moon mechanics | SEC, day and date indicator | Signed Gerrit Bramer Amsterdam
The clock stands on flattened ball feet on a plinth which is profiled at the top and bottom. Above it is the columnar housing with profiled top. The veneered case is embellished with contrasting bands, as is the door of the trunk. The center of the door is fitted with a gilt bronze cartouche representing father time. The door of the watch is flanked by pillars with brass base and capital. The clock case sides and cover are decorated with fretwork. The hood has a carved crest and is crowned by three images of gilded wood: Atlas flanked by two winged buglers.
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