Franz Xaver Fortner, Neogothic Table Clock, Munich, 1842

Item no. 161438-6
Price6,490
  • Details

    Details

    • Rosewood, veneer, partly ebonized, brass, partially copper-plated and polychrome painted, metal, glass
    • Germany, Munich, 1842
    • Signed in the brass on the lower right: ‘F. Fortner Kunst Schreiner in München 1842’
    • Franz Xaver Fortner (1798-1877) – on of the most significant cabinet makers of his era in southern Germany, founded his own company in 1826
    • Round brass mechanism, spring-driven, escapement
    • Quarter-hourly chime on sound spiral, thread suspension, brass pendulum with open-worked pendulum bob
    • Silver dial, Roman hour indices, outer minute ring, Breguet hands, glazed bezel
    • Chime deactivation possible
    • Tall rectangular wooden body with base cornice and neogothic architectural top
    • Front side inlaid with floral, curved, two-tone metal bands, partly polychrome painted and inlaid dueling knights on horseback
    • Crank key
    • Overall dimensions: around 59.7 x 30.5 x 14.2 cm
    • Good condition
    • This object is sold through our Berlin office
    Checked by the Art Loss Register
  • Additional Information & Condition

    Additional Information & Condition

    Condition:
    The table clock is in good, age-related condition. It displays signs of age and wear. The front door of the body is slightly loose. The wooden and metal surfaces are abraded and scratched. Lacquer displays partial craquelure. Wood with natural tension cracks, repaired areas and small rejections. Metal inlays partially slightly loose. The lever for the chime deactivation is blocked. During the short test, the clock was fully functional; no guarantee of accuracy nor longevity. The body measures around 59.7 x 30.5 x 14.2 cm.

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