Long-case Clocks

Musical longcase organ clock

    Musical longcase organ clock

    Sweden, Stockholm


    Strand, Petter

    Wood, brass, glass, fabric (velvet); casting, gilding, carving, painting

    Marks: on the dial “Petter Strand/ Stockholm”, handwritten inscriptions on bellows casing “Förfärdigad 1782 / Renou: 1800 / Do 1819 af PG tr / Do 1867 af G.J. Lundström / Anno / 1889 / af Heinr. Johröder / frän Lübeck ”, “Renoverad / 1993 / av Jan Tursberg”


    Clock in mahogany veneered wooden case, with carved cornice, on socle with panels, with golden color carved garland on the front side and profiled base. Trapezoidal door with lock, carved gilded ornament in the form of a lyre, laurel branches, curls, leaves and fruit vases in ovoid frame is the case façade. The apertures in the image of a lyre are closed with Bordeaux fabric from the inner side; two glazed windows are in the door. Rectangular window in golden frame is on the level of movement with pendulum lens. Round window with golden edging and convex glass is above, under the carved ribbons shaped ornament. White enamel dial with Arabic numerals for hours’ designation and minutes’ marks every fifth division, two hands and two apertures for winding the clock and musical movement are behind it.

    Polychrome gold paintings featuring musical attributes are on the lateral sides; the doors with oval apertures, tightened with metal mesh and fabric are in the lateral sides’ upper part. Clock movement with pendulum, level escapement, gravity-powered drive and an hour strike. Musical movement - an organ with pinned wooden barrel is activated every hour. The set includes ten interchangeable barrels, a key and two handles for lifting weights.