A rare Frisian 'stoel' clock, so-called girls or servant's clock, around 1770

A rare Frisian 'stoel' clock, so-called girls or servant's clock, around 1770

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Offered by Cor van der Heijden Antique Clocks



A rare Frisian 'stoel' clock, so-called girls or servant's clock, around 1770 A rare Frisian 'stoel' clock, so-called girls or servant's clock, around 1770 A rare Frisian 'stoel' clock, so-called girls or servant's clock, around 1770 A rare Frisian 'stoel' clock, so-called girls or servant's clock, around 1770 A rare Frisian 'stoel' clock, so-called girls or servant's clock, around 1770

A rare Frisian 'stoel' clock, so-called girls or servant's clock. The wooden case has an arched roof which is decorated with a lead cap lead. The back wall has polychrome painted mermaids.

Dial

The iron dial is painted polychrome and has Roman numerals and in the center a ring with quarter-hour division. In the center a landscape, in the corners flowers, above the chapter ring mermaids and flowers. On the side of the dial lead parrots and an openwork lead floral upper lead with a shell in the middle.

Movement

The movement is constructed with brass columns and a front plate strip and back plate strip between which the going work with verge escapement and the alarm mechanism with a pull and stop weight. It is powered by a weight suspended from a Frisian clock chain with a counter ring. This clock has no striking mechanism and only an alarm on the bell.

Housing

The wooden case has an arched roof which is decorated with a lead cap lead. The back wall has polychrome painted mermaids. The timepiece is on a shelf with ball feet. The whole still has the original polygromy painting. Both case and dial.

Maids or servant bells

These clocks are rare and were used in earlier years by a Heerboer in the room of the servant or maid, hence the name Girl's clock.

Origin
The Netherland,
Period
Around 1770
Material
Wood, Brass
Reference
100-66
Sizes
62.5 x 27.5 x 21 cm

Offered by

Cor van der Heijden Antique Clocks

't Hofke 28
5374 HE Schaijk
The Netherlands

+31(0)6 51 169 169
http://www.clocksantique.nl

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