Modernist 1920s streamlined clock in Macassar and chrome. This mantel (fireplace) clock from the “Amsterdam School” of design has the traditional eight day wind movement with its original key that lets you enjoy a week of time-keeping and an hourly bell chime without the needs for electric cords or batteries, just the satisfying act of the “wind up”. This Dutch clock fit beautifully in an Arts & Crafts, Jugendstil or Deco environment.
The Amsterdam School (Dutch: Amsterdamse School) is a style of architecture that arose from 1910 through about 1930 in the Netherlands. The Amsterdam School movement is part of international Expressionist architecture, sometimes linked to German Brick Expressionism.
Buildings of the Amsterdam School are characterized by brick construction with complicated masonry with a rounded or organic appearance, relatively traditional massing, and the integration of an elaborate scheme of building elements inside and out: decorative masonry, art glass, wrought ironwork, spires or “ladder” windows (with horizontal bars), and integrated architectural sculpture. The aim was to create a total architectural experience, interior and exterior.