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Austrian Neoclassical Clock

Austrian Neoclassical Clock


The Austrian clock, item 91 in the Baker Collection, is described in the Sotheby catalog as, "An unusual and fine Austrain Neoclassical painted and parcel-gilt tole, wood and plaster figural clock, Vienna, second quarter 19th century, the brass dial inscribed J. M. Schmit Wein, within a celestial sphere and above a long case inscribed and dated 1836, set on a circular foot resting on an octagonal plinth carved with Egyptian and Neoclassical motifs. Losses, age cracks, finish chipped, and repairs. Height 7 feet 6 inches; width 32 inches; depth 30 inches. $10,000-15,000.


Full Details

TitleAustrian Neoclassical Clock
FormatPhotograph reproduction

From Images of Baker Furniture Collection, Sotheby's Sale: Centuries of Style: Furniture, Decorations and Fine Art, Chicago, October 18 & 19, 1999. 


Photograph Courtesy of Sotheby’s, Inc. © 1999

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