Lot 123
  • 123

A month going small oak longcase clock, Fromanteel, Amsterdam, circa 1695

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Description

  • Fromanteel
10-inch latched dial with crisply cast cherub and leaf spandrels, signed Fromanteel, Amsterdam, matted centre with ringed winding holes and calendar aperture, seconds dial and pierced and engraved brass hands, the movement with five ring-turned knopped and latched pillars, five wheel trains and small outside countwheel mounted high on the backplate, maintaining power removed, the case with flat top moulded cornice above a carved frieze fret, formerly rising hood, spiral columns, one with finely carved Corinthian capital, the others with replaced metal capitals, two lacking, similarly carved side frets, the trunk with long rectangular door with well carved lenticle and further carved with a mask within leaves and scrolls, the plinth similarly decorated and lacking lower section; carving to the frieze fret, the side frets and the lenticle probably original, the other carving probably later
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