Lot 688
  • 688

A Dutch Amsterdam burr walnut quarter striking and alarm longcase clock with Chronos automaton, Abraham van Aken circa 1740

Estimate
8,000 - 10,000 EUR
Sold
10,000 EUR
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Description

33.5-cm arched engraved brass dial, chapter ring with Roman numerals signed Abraham van Aken Amsterdam, subsidiary seconds and pierced blued hands, apertures for date, well painted fan day/daysign and moonphase in the arch, foliate pierced silvered spandrels, Chronos automaton connected to the going train of the anchor movement with rack Dutch quarter striking on alternating bells, alarm on the large bell, burr walnut veneered case with bell top surmounted by a metal atlas and two angels, shaped moulded corniche with carved ornament and foliate pierced frets above and below, glazed door with brass capped columns, canted trunk with shaped door and Europe lenticle, moulded canted base on claw feet
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