We have a large number of vintage and antique clocks currently listed along with an equally impressive collection of music boxes and other very nice antique and vintage collectibles. Be sure to have a look at our. This is an outstanding find of a very nice, lightly used, absolutely beautiful, mechanical, musical animated cuckoo clock that was created about 25 years ago in the Black Forest of "Triberg, Germany" by "Hubert Herr, " one of the finest clock makers in this region of the world! The clock is just stunning and a unique design. It is made to look like an active Oak tree complete with eight deeply carved oak leaves and branches.There is an ornately carved wooden nest near the bottom and two wooden eggs are nestled into it. There are two carved wooden parent birds tending to the nest and another, larger carved wooden bird at the very top looking as though he's ready to take flight. All of the trim and carvings are deep and wavy and have a gorgeous blended oak finish! It is a most impressive clock and among the nicest I've seen. It measures about 12" high (not counting the weights or pendulum), about 6 /12" at its deepest point, and about 9 at its widest point. The clock is carved from cured and aged Linden wood which is grown nearly exclusively at certain altitudes of the Black Forest. The dial has a brown backdrop and features white Roman numerals to mark the hours and a pair of fancy matching hands to point out the time.
The phrase, "Made in Germany" appears just below the center of the dial. The back is wood too and secured with a metal latch.
The back removes to allow access to the mechanical weight driven movement produced by Hubert Herr and bearing his name along with the Triberg, Germany point of origin. A weight driven movement simply means that the chains need to be pulled occasionally to wind the clock, music, and cuckoo activity. The bellow or whistle tubes are intact and the tops look and sound good too.At the bottom of each hour, a colorful bird opens the small door to the right above the dial and stands in the doorway. He gives off a single cuckoo sound in tandem with a coiled cathedral chime inside the case and then retreats back inside and closes the door. While the bird is making his rounds, the parent birds move up and down as if tending to the next and they stop when the cuckoo sounds are through and the bird is back inside the case. The bird reappears at the top of the hour and correctly cuckoos and chimes the current number of hours and all the while, the parent birds rock up and down as the bird is singing his cuckoo and chime song.
When he is back inside the clock, the door to the left above the dial opens and a colorful man holding a Zither appears in the doorway. At the same time, a high quality Swiss music box inside the case plays a wonderful rendition of Edelweiss, one of the most popular tunes from the Sound of Music and my wife's favorite. The man goes back inside and closes the door once the music is finished; absolutely fascinating! This clock has another feature...
There is a metal lever on the side of the case that allows you to disable the chime, cuckoo, and music activities as you wish which is really cool for light sleepers or when company is in town. Keep in mind that even though the clock looks newer, it is still an old clock and we don't know the service history though the movement does show signs of maintenance and little use too. Nonetheless, we always advise our clock customers to service their vintage or antique clocks at least once every three years.Doing so will preserve a classic clock like this one and keep it running strong for years to come. The clock comes complete as shown with three sets of attached metal chains, a wooden oak leaf pendulum, and three heavy pinecone shaped metal weights. Ive looked the clock over fairly well and can't find any damage, repairs, or missing pieces; maybe a chip here and there but nothing detracting. The clock shows only little signs of use and is just gorgeous on display! This clock is a wonderful look back at the greatness of Black Forest workmanship and is certain to capture the imagination of anyone seeing it in your home, office or wherever it is that you care to showcase a wonderful, animated, musical, mechanical German timepiece with a solid history behind it.
If you like this item and I'm sure you do, then I know you'll love the other items. Check back frequently since we're listing a lot of antique/vintage items as time allows! We'd be glad to send more pictures if available; just ask! My wife and I have been accumulating lots of nice antiques and other collectors items over the years. But now is a good time to start clearing out the things we no longer wish to keep.We do all that we can to accurately describe each item to the best of our ability. Be sure to add commits to your favorites list. The item "LIGHTLY USED GERMAN BLACK FOREST ANIMATED NEST BIRDS EGGS MUSICAL CUCKOO CLOCK" is in sale since Tuesday, July 13, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Clocks\Cuckoo & Black Forest Clocks".
The seller is "commits" and is located in Yucaipa, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.