Description & Technical information

Designed and executed by: Richard Ludwig, Vienna, 1904
First-class Viennese cabinet making.

Solid walnut wood and veneer, surface slightly repolished, facetted and cut glass with etched geometrical pattern freshly re-gilt, partially hammered brass fittings, dial in chased copper, beautiful original patina, 3 weights, 8 day-movement with Viennese 4/4-strike on 2 gongs, repaired by a master clockmaker, excellent condition.

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

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

Dimensions: 196 x 50 x 27 cm (77¹/₈ x 19⁵/₈ x 10⁵/₈ inches)
Literature: Das Interieur, 1904, vol. 5, plate 14
Categories: Decorative Arts & Design