German Late 18th c.Neo-Classical Mahogany Long-Case Clock Berlin

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The court-clockmaker Christian Ernst Klemeyer (1766 - 1812) was one of Berlinâ??s most important clockmakers. His living dates are not known, but there is archival evidence that he was master in 1790, and from 1800 he was running a "clock factory" with twelve employees and in 1812 he delivered several clocks to the Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam.

The architectural clockcase with its simplicity and clean lines, reducing the pompous decorative motifs usually, used on furniture of the time, to a minimum, is very advanced for its time. The clockcase has a central ebony medaillon with a gilt-bronze allegorical figure of Prudence holding a serpent and a mirror. The bronze decoration is of exceptionally high quality and probably made by the renowned Berlin bronze manufacturer Werner & Mieth.

The signed enamel dial with Roman hour numerals I-XII, Arabic 5-60 minute marks and inner 1-31 date indication. Minute, hour and date hands are made from engraved brass, the centre second hand in blued steel. One-week going movement striking the full hours on silvered bronze bell.
Details
Of the Period
Neoclassical
Place of Origin
Germany
Date of Manufacture
Circa 1790
Period
18th Century and Earlier
Materials and Techniques
ebony on pine wood
Mahogany veneer (acajou flamm
)
Other Characteristics
Mahogany veneer (acajou flammé) and ebony on pine wood.
Condition
Good
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use
Dimensions
7ft.3.4in. H x 18.9in. W x 11.81in. D
222cm H x 48cm W x 30cm D
Dealer Location
Worpswede / Bremen, Germany
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU9814837463
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