Dutch tall case clock, 18th c., Johannes Van Wyk, Amsterdam. The brass dial is engraved with a profusion of scrolling foliage. The engraved silvered chapter ring with Roman numerals signed Johannes van Wyk Amsterdam, foliate pierced hands and subsidiary seconds, apertures for date and moonphase with delicate Classical inspired illustrations. With twelve bells, and the hour strike on a separate bell. The case is burlwood veneered with marquetry decoration, and rests on four claw and ball feet. With a bell top surmounted by a gilt bronze figure of Atlas holding a polychromed globe, flanked by two gilt bronze winged figures. The lenticle decorated with a gilt bronze figure with an hourglass, surrounded by elaborate scrolling decoration.
Provenance: Charles Kengen Antiquairs, Amsterdam; distinguished private collection, Minnesota. Height: 108 in x width: 25 1/2 in x depth: 14 in.
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