Offered by Cor van der Heijden Antique Clocks
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cor van der Heijden Antique Clocks't Hofke 28
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