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  • Fine Austrian/Swedish Painted Tall Case Clock, 19th Century
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Early 19th Century Painted Mora Tall Case Clock, probably Swedish

$4,100.00
ITEM #:
703MZB20P
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FINE CARVED AND PAINTED TALL CASE MORA CLOCK
Probably Swedish; circa first half of 19th century
Item # 703MZB20P 


This exquisite piece of rural folk art is a whimsical and joyful work, vibrant and bright with a wonderful eclectic surface styling.  The paint throughout is quite old, possibly original with some areas of refreshing.  There is a real evidence of a deep talent in the finishing work: expert marbling of the molding is quite highly developed, the rich graining effect on the sides of the case rather individual and the depictions of a bird on the sides and detailed vase with florals on the lower case show a depth of imagination that is quite impressive.  It has such a wealth of color variety while maintaining a perfect balance between the rich burnt reds and mellowed teals.  The shaft door is embellished with a thick applied giltwood anthemion over a four-leaf clover door that allows one to observe the movement of the pendulum in the case.  The footing is carved with a high-relief spinning pinwheel.  The doors throughout show evidence of a very rural craftsmanship with limited access to foundry goods - bent wire clasps and catches lock the doors closed and bent wire “hinges” work the upper glazed door; this is opened by putting your hand inside of the shaft and bringing it up in front of the movement to swing a little clasp out of the way.  Most interesting is the fully contained movement box; the glazed door opens and the pine box containing the movement and dial can be easily removed from the clock.

Such fine and handsomely preserved pieces are hard to acquire and make such a powerful statement on the interior - this is particularly nice for it’s diminutive size, not overwhelming a room but simply augmenting it.

Measurements:  84 1/2” H x 14 1/2” W x 10” D

Condition Report:
Old paint, probably refreshed at some point.  Works are untested and will require service and restoration to operate.  Some replaced nails.  Missing a piece of molding along the front edge of base.  Scuffs and losses to dial, surface losses to case throughout.