Neoclassical Swedish Cartel Clock

signed: J.F. Cedergren

Stockholm, circa 1810

carved gilt wood

Height: 78 cm (30.7 inch)
Width: 59 cm (23.2 inch)
Depth: 16 cm (6.3 inch) Ref No: 2076

Fine and rare Empire Swedish cartel clock. Very elaborately carved wooden case in the form of a trophy with a shield, plumed helmet, sword and branches of laurel leaves, typical of the Empire taste for military themes derived from classical art. The dial signed J.F. Cedergren Stockholm (Johan Fredrik Cedergren, 1774-1839). Very good, original condition. There is a comparable clock by Cedergren in the collection of the Nordiska Museet (see photograph).