This beautifully feminine Swedish tall case clock was found in a small village of Provence. It is circa 1840 with original creamy-white paint and signed dial. The case has the typical Rococo curves with a scrolled crown. Mora clocks originated from the town of Mora in Dalama province, Sweden. In the late 1700s local farmers began crafting the clockworks as a means to supplement their income, following years of drought and poor farming. Each family would concentrate their production on one or two single parts of the clock. The tall cases for the clocks were commissioned separately which explains the great variety of cases that exist today. Those cases built in the north of Sweden were leaner, while those built elsewhere tended to have a more curvaceous form, favoring the Rococo period. These charming clocks were traditionally given as wedding gifts. To learn more about Swedish Mora clocks, read our blog, the Maison & Co. Notebook. http://www.maisonandco.com/antiques/swedish-mora-clock Our Mora clock is 7 feet tall and has a new quartz movement to allow the clock to tell time. Original clockworks are available, if interested.