Longcase clock with calendar and alarm

Movement by Ahasuerus II Fromanteel British

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The longcase pendulum clock with anchor escapement was developed in England in 1670 and soon afterwards English clockmakers began making similar clocks in The Netherlands. The movement of this example was the work of such an English ex-patriot working in Amsterdam, Ahaseurus II Fromanteel (London has mistakenly been added to the dial). The maker of the case, which follows English prototypes, has not been identified but the exuberant acanthus scroll cresting with eagles perched at the corners is distinctly Dutch.

Longcase clock with calendar and alarm, Movement by Ahasuerus II Fromanteel (British, 1640–1703), Case: walnut and rosewood veneer on oak, and partly gilded limewood; Dial: gilded and silvered brass; Movement: brass and steel, Dutch, Amsterdam

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