Antique Swedish Giltwood 8 day striking Cartel Clock C1910
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This is a stylish antique Swedish carved giltwood Cartel Wall Clock in the Rocco style, C 1910 in date.
This clock was made by Westerstrand in Toreboda, Sweden, bears their signature and has a magnificent hand carved gilt wood case.
The clock itself has an off-white dial with big Romans numerals. The very fine gilt wood burnished case with rococo swirls to bottom and top.
In excellent condition, the movement having been beautifully restored in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 56 x Width 34 x Depth 11
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 foot, 10 inches x Width 1 foot, 1 inch x Depth 4 inches
WESTERSTRAND URFABRIK AB was founded in 1906 as a manufacturer of clocks for the Swedish market.
Today we develop, market and produce time systems and information boards for use in public communication, industry, retail and sports. More than 60% of our deliveries are to foreign customers. A major part of the export sales go trough or sales-companies, N.V. Westerstrand Europe, Belgium and Labert-Westerstrand SA, France.
Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)
was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.
While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.
Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.
The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).
is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.
The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.
It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.
Our reference: 07252