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18th Century Dutch Stoelklok In A Most Wonderful Original Condition.

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Sold by: Overton Clocks of Chesterfield ltd

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A stunning large 18th century Stoelklok in a most wonderful original condition.
The hardwood frames "seat" has an age and patina that has to be seen to appreciated and carries the original gilt lead fretwork. The dark green painted colour with gilt linework is a pleasing change from the more common mermaid and parrot designs that can a little overpowering for the English taste seen in later clocks.
The Clock sits on four wooden turned legs with over exaggerated knops, these support the timber base to the clock movement that has a metal sheath over the top of it. From this sheath, four hand turned pillars carry the frame and wheelwork. The wheels display setting out marks that would have helped the maker determine tooth depth and spoke positions.
I have purposely not restored/overhauled this movement due to its lovely aged condition. I have however carefully cleaned and oiled the movement and it operates perfectly. I just felt that a "bright" shiny movement would not have looked well in this case. If however you would like the movement completely overhauling then let me know and I can discuss options to you.
This is a good opportunity to own a good Stoelklok that are in there own way a horological important step in the history of the clock.
The Pendulum clock was invented in Holland by Christiaan Huygens in 1656, which he patented the following year. In addition to this invention, his research in horology resulted in an extensive analysis of the pendulum in his 1673 book Horologium Oscillatorium, which is regarded as one of the most important 17th-century works in mechanics. While the first part of the book contains descriptions of clock designs, most of the book is an analysis of pendulum motion and a theory of curves. Dutch maker then took this invention and developed various styles of clock including the Stoelklok which means "Seat" Clock, the seat referring to the wall mounted frame that the clock sits on.. It is well known that the English longcase clock was invented in Holland and was bought into England during the late 17th century.
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 18th Century.


Height = 73 cm (28.7")
Width = 30 cm (11.8")
Depth = 26 cm (10.2")

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Overton Clocks of Chesterfield ltd
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