Bodenstanduhr des Joh. Wilhelm Wellershaus, Bergisches Land/Radevormwald, spätes 18. Jh.
A German arched veneered longcase clock or Grandfather clock by Johann Wilhelm Wellershaus. The enamel dial surrounded by brass foliate ornament in the spandrells. The arched top comprising of a medallion behind glass. Inscribed there the signature of the clockmaker Johann Wilhelm Wellershaus. Wellershaus was based in Radevormwald in Westphalia, a region in northwestern Germany, since 1775. He initiated the tradition of clockmaking in this area which was successful until the mid-19th century. By 1850 it was no longer economical for a local clockmaker to produce hand made movements, also the success of the Black Forest clocks caused a decline in demand. In the eighteenth century, provincial German clockmakers made longcase clocks for local customers just as in the British provinces. There is a diversity in style due to the number of German-speaking states within the Holy Roman Empire. Typically at the time, the clock was sold first as a wall clock and the long case made later according to the buyers means, taste and house. Here, the long case is finely veneered in walnut and mahogany with bookmatched veneers and fine banding. The clockwork has been recently restored and is in fine working condition. See: Juergen Abeler, Meister der Uhrmacherkunst, Duesseldorf, 1977
|PERIODE/OF THE PERIOD:||Deutschland, Radevormwald, Werkstatt J. W. Wellershaus, spätes 18. Jh. /Germany, Radevormwald, workshop J.W. Wellershaus, late 18th century|
|MATERIAL/MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES:||Nußbaum, Eisen, Emaille, Messing / Walnut, iron, enamel, brass|
|ZUSTAND/CONDITION:||Gut. Min. Alters- und Gebrauchsspuren, min. Abrieb. Uhrwerk restauriert und gangfähig /Good. Min.Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading. Clockwork restored and in working condition|
|HÖHE/HEIGHT:||253 cm (99.61 in. )|
|18.12 in. (46 cm)|
|TIEFE/DEPTH:||8.67 in. (22 cm)|