EARLY FRIESLAND DUTCH WALL CLOCK. This is a Dutch Friesland clock which is in the North area of the Netherlands. The clock and case are original to each other.The case has a reddish brown grain finish. The face is handpainted with a country scene including house and buildings, lawn or pasture and animals with a man. There is a crack in the clear glass window in the door covering the face. It has large Roman numerals. We have had it running, although we have not used it in quite a while. Therefore, we have decided to list it so that someone else may enjoy it. It is an 8-day works with a very long pendulum. The weights are on a pull chain rather than a key wind mechanism and it has the addition of an alarm. The weight for that is the tiny cone=shaped one on the side in the photos. The three decorative adorning the top are a stamped brass.
The decorative plate over the pendulum window is a heavy cast brass. The case covering the face has columns with brass pediments. The cover on the tail of the clock covering the pendulum is held in place by a brass peg on the side, which when removed allows the cover to slide down off the body. The clock measures 54" tall from the bottom to the top of the finials and 16-1/2" at the widest part of the tail.
A cleaning by a professional might be in order to insure better performance. This clock is from the mid 1800's or earlier. Truly a beautiful and unusual clock.
A really nice investment piece. You are very welcome to come inspect the clock. The item "Early Friesland Dutch Wall Case Clock Weights Handpainted Face Alarm Antique" is in sale since Sunday, February 28, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Clocks\Other Clocks".The seller is "brokum" and is located in Bay City, Michigan. This item can be shipped worldwide.