into 2013 and on and on and on.....❤
A year goes by so fast and so many things happen ❤
There are also changes in a life.....my dear father in law
passed away and we had a beautiful memorial service
at the beginning of June, when the spring was at full bloom.
His old family Mora clock, dated 1839 moved into our home
and is now an important memory of GrandPa to our family.
The shape of these old clock cases are usually significative
for different provinces in Sweden and very often the clock
machinery was made separately by a fine artisan of watches.
A trained eye can derive it's origin by the shape of the case.
You may also get some help from reading the signature
of the clock and the other one inside the case,
hopefully the history tells us the rest.
Yes, we did start scraping off the white coat of paint to reach to the
greyish/green layer of the original late Gustavian linseed oil with a razor
blade. I soon realized it would take me an eternity which I don't have right
now, so I rest that case until another time. Unfortunately many of these clocks
have had white paint and some golden lines as it became à la mode in 1910.
What a big mistake!!