High-quality baroque grandfather clock - Amsterdam - Hendrik Gyswyt around 1780




Christian Eduard Franke-Landwers Christoph Freiherr von Seckendorff


Grain walnut and walnut veneered with floral maple inlays.

Signed on the front plate. Cambered base supported by ball and claw feet and a single-door, rectangular pendulum case with an openwork and gold-plated application of Chronos, the curved head with sawn and carved ornaments. Atlas, carrying the celestial globe on his shoulders and flanked by two angels blowing trumpets, crowns the finely veneered case.

The partly gold-plated dial is decorated to an exceptional quality with openwork applications, engraved and needle etched ornaments as well as painted seasonal allegories and other figures that are assigned to the month and day of the week display. In addition to the Roman hours and Arabic minutes, the eight-day movement with a half-hour strike on two bells displays the date, the phases of the moon and an alarm function. The complicated technology places just as high demands on the master watchmaker as the high-quality case on the cabinet maker.

Height 293 cm, width 60 cm, depth 32 cm.



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