Description & Technical information

Designed and executed by: Richard Ludwig, Vienna, 1904

Solid walnut wood and veneer, surface slightly repolished, cut and faceted glass with etched geometric pattern freshly re-gilt, partially hammered brass fittings, dial made of chased copper, 3 weights, 8 day-movement with Viennese 4/4-strike on 2 gong bars, repaired by a master clockmaker, excellent condition

First-class Viennese cabinet making

The long case clock was presented at the 1904 Kunstgewerbeverein exhibition together with the matching sideboard and a gas stove by Otto Wagner, designed for the apartment in the Majolikahaus on the Wienzeile in Vienna.

Date:  1904
Period:  Early 20th century
Origin:  Austrian
Medium: Solid walnut wood and veneer
Signature: Marked on metal plaque: RICHARD LUDWIG Möbelfabrik & Kunsttischlerei Wien VI Hofmuehlgasse 4

Dimensions: 196 x 50 x 27 cm (77¹/₈ x 19⁵/₈ x 10⁵/₈ inches)
Provenance: Private property, Austria


Das Interieur, vol. 5, Vienna, 1904, vol. 5, plate 14