antique danish floor clock 1815 documented provenance

ANTIQUE DANISH FLOOR CLOCK 1815 ( documented provenance)



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A rare and very interesting Danish floor clock, made on the island of Aero, around 1830, in full working order.
Equivalent to the Swedish Mora clocks, built in pine and modelled on the then popular British grandfather clocks.
This clock is in original paint, traditional cream and gold leaved paint, quite highly polished to impress the potential buyer.
The clock works are in good order, have been checked and overhauled, working a 8 day system and hourly strike, quite accurately.
Original key and cast iron weights are present. The clock face is in excellent condition, metal and brass, the centre engraved with a delicate cherub and floral designs, hand crafted solid brass fingers.
There is an additional interesting detail,the clock comes with a series of lead framed glass covered prints, depicting local Danish costume around the mid 18th century.
The provenance accompanying the clock is written by the last owner, Hans Thorsen, documenting the purchase of the clock by his great great grand father, Niels Rasmussen in 1857, from a skipper who came to the local port of Nakskov to sell it. The purchase was then carried by Rasmussen for 12 km to his home!!!
This record is followed by detailed description of who owned and where they kept said clock. It must have been their most treasured possession.
There is a picture of the family home and a photo of the clock in Thorsen's lounge, with a record of maintenance bills etc. Quite amazing...and all that in Danish.

2120mm high
590mm wide
220mm deep
Delivery 85 mainland England, for more remote areas like Cornwall, Wales, Scotland and isles, please email your postcode.
Self collection possible by arrangement.
Standard delivery is a one man service, door to door.
Internal Ref: DEC042

This item is SOLD and is no longer available to purchase.

* This item has been sold, though you can still email the seller if you wish

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