Dutch folklore Friesian stoel clock. Named stoel clock because its clockwork stands on a stool or stoel. Made in the Provence of Friesland in the north of the Netherlands. Long clock building tradition in Friesland. They don’t come any nicer then this. We also sell the traditional clock runner as it was decorated with back in the days. The top of the clock was made of burlap and a runner was easier to clean. Usually the runner had a biblical theme. Runners are sold separately and available in our store.
This clock features are:
- Lead ornaments on front and sides. Wooden mermaids on the back.
- App. 1960s old.
- Overhauled 8 day 2 weight clock work new bushings and is working perfectly. Operates on pulling up the weights. Pendulum swings from the roof and is connected through a crotch to the clockwork. Setting it up is more difficult than with a regular clock with pendulum, be sure that you are comfortable with that.
- Hand painted dial with a Dutch landscape
- Oak case.
- Moon dial that keeps track of the stages of the moon, when set to your local moon phase. Above that is a moon calendar of 29.5 days.
- Chimes on a bell one time for the half hour and a full set of strikes for the full hour.
- It hangs 18″ or 46 cm tall and 11″ or 28 cm wide and 6” or 15 cm deep.
- In excellent condition, minor signs of use as to be expected. There are chips of paint missing on the lead ornaments.