Cartel clock, Jan Swart, Jan Hendrik Kühn, c. 1792

Cartel clock, Jan Swart, Jan Hendrik Kühn, c. 1792

lindehout, verguld, h 102.5cm × w 75.5cm × d 25cm. More details

In 1788 the Felix Meritis Society moved into its own grand, Neoclassical edifice on Amsterdam’s Keizers-gracht, built to designs by the architect Jacob Otten Husly. This wall clock was made a few years later for the large anteroom on the main floor. Husly designed a variation of a French type. The little boy holding a scythe symbolizes Time.

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