A 19th Century Austrian organ longcase clock
Lot 4
An early 19th century Austrian barrel organ longcase clock,
Sold for £2,250 (US$ 3,781) inc. premium
Lot Details
An early 19th century Austrian barrel organ longcase clock,
the 33-key organ movement with wooden keyframe, three ranks of wood pipes plus twin bass pipes seated upon keyframe, single stop, with two barrels each pinned for eight airs and the spare contained within stained pine carriage case, the 2-train clock movement of polished front wood construction, spiral-turned wood weight cord wheels, striking on a bell and with weighted lever for organ actuation, on the opposing trunk veneered in mahogany with flame veneers used for door and plinth panels, the tall dial panel with pointed top, pediment void with painted Die Schmuckler, above painted scene on copper of a marooned group of three sailors watching a passing ship from rocky mount, above further painted panel of cloud-seated muses, white enamel dial with Roman numerals and chapter ring behind domed glass and brass surround to panel centre, with crank - 92in. (234cm) high, the barrels 18in. (46cm)
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