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Antique Art Deco Black Lacquer Chiming Longcase Clock c.1935

Antique Art Deco Black Lacquer Chiming Longcase Clock
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  • Antique Art Deco Black Lacquer Chiming Longcase Clock
  • Antique Art Deco Black Lacquer Chiming Longcase Clock
  • Antique Art Deco Black Lacquer Chiming Longcase Clock
  • Antique Art Deco Black Lacquer Chiming Longcase Clock
  • Antique Art Deco Black Lacquer Chiming Longcase Clock
  • Antique Art Deco Black Lacquer Chiming Longcase Clock
  • Antique Art Deco Black Lacquer Chiming Longcase Clock
  • Antique Art Deco Black Lacquer Chiming Longcase Clock
  • Antique Art Deco Black Lacquer Chiming Longcase Clock
  • Antique Art Deco Black Lacquer Chiming Longcase Clock
  • Antique Art Deco Black Lacquer Chiming Longcase Clock
  • Antique Art Deco Black Lacquer Chiming Longcase Clock
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Price: £7,500.00
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An elegant English Art Deco black lacquer Westminster chiming longcase clock made in  London, circa 1935 in date.

The clock features a hinged glazed door on a boxed frame and a burnished silvered dial with chrome numerals.

It has three cylindrical chrome weights and a chrome pendulum, the clock is wound by pulling the three chains. It strikes the quarters, half hours and hours and plays the Westminster chimes.

The movement bears the patent no. 554 626 which was taken out in 1932 by Joseph Kieninger of Aldingen. It refers to the Westminster chiming mechanism. The movement also bears the Serial number 25925.


You can play the video to hear the clock chime.

Condition:

Good and working condition the movement having been cleaned and serviced in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation of condition.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 190 x Width 43 x Depth 25

Dimensions in inches:

Height 6 feet, 3 inches x Width 1 foot, 5 inches x Depth 10 inches

The Kieninger Clock Factory was founded in 1912 in the Black Forest by Joseph Kieninger and therefore is the oldest existing manufacturer of mechanical clock movements for grandfather, wall, and mantel clocks in the world.

Since 1917 the Company has been located in Aldingen, a charming village just between the Black Forest and ”Schwäbische Alb”.

Today, the Company occupies a 54.000 square foot manufacturing facility, newly constructed in 1991 and employs about 100 dedicated and highly skilled workers and staff. In 1993, Kieninger became part of the Howard Miller Group (USA), the largest manufacturer of grandfather clocks in the world.
 

Art Deco or Deco,
is an influential visual arts design style which first appeared in France during the 1920s, flourished internationally during the 30s and 40s.

It is an eclectic style that combines traditional craft motifs with Machine Ageimagery and materials. The style is often characterized by rich colours, bold geometric shapes, and lavish ornamentation.

Deco emerged from the Interwar period when rapid industrialization was transforming culture. One of its major attributes is an embrace of technology. This distinguishes Deco from the organic motifs favoured by its predecessor Art Nouveau.

Historian Bevis Hillier defined Art Deco as "an assertively modern style...[that] ran to symmetry rather than asymmetry, and to the rectilinear rather than the curvilinear; it responded to the demands of the machine and of new material...[and] the requirements of mass production".

During its heyday, Art Deco represented luxury, glamour, exuberance, and faith in social and technological progress.

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).

Satinwood

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: 09086

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