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This late 18th century longcase clock was created in northern Sweden circa 1790 in the city of Lulea. This clock has large unusual wood carvings both on its crown and belly, that create a striking focal point. This beautiul clock has been dry scraped back to its original paint, leaving only traces of soft blue and the deep orange details in the carvings showing through. The use of orange paint on these clocks is very special too.  In Sweden, where it is considered the national color, the most common use of orange is to signify royalty, often telling us that they were created for someone of royal descent or wealthy households.  The clockworks are original and and it has a signed face.  

Comes complete with its original weights, pendulum, and clockworks. 

Late 18th Century Swedish Lulea clock

SKU: F-2

These beautiful items are antique and therefore show signs of wear and rich patinas consistent with their age and history and are sold “as is.” The clock mechanisms are generally basic and rustic in nature. They do not resemble the refined mechanisms of clockmakers today. As such, they cannot be described as reliable timepieces and are often bought for their style, appearance, and character. While our clock mechanisms have all been cleaned and serviced by a master clocksmith, they are sold on the understanding they are  not made to the same standards of modern-day clock movements and may require balancing to even the pendulum swing once in your home and servicing/cleaning to ensure its continued working.

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