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 a beautifully crafted, stunning old clock that looks as though it had little or no use. It is very rare to find a "genuine" Black Forest clock with a Natural Wood finish and especially a large clock like this one!
It measures about 16 1/2" at its highest point (not counting the weights or pendulum), about 6 1/2" deep, and about 12 1/2 wide across the top. The clock was carved by cured and aged Linden wood in the "Black Forest" of "Germany" about 30 years ago by "Hubert Herr, " one of the finest clock makers in this region of the world. It comes in the original box along with the original packing materials and certificate of authenticity stating this is an original Black Forest wood cuckoo clock. The clock was created to look like an intricately carved grape vine complete with large carved grape leaves and carved exotic birds.
There are seven hand carved grape leaves on the front with an intricately carved, wooden bird perched to the left and right of the wooden dial staring upward with their amber eyes at another large carved bird on the very top looking as though he's ready to fly. The wooden dial has a woodtone backdrop and features easy to read Roman numerals to mark the hours and matching fancy hands to point out the time. There is a hinged wooden door on the right side of the case secured with a brass metal latch. It is quite secure yet opens in case any adjustments are ever needed from this angle. The back is wood too and secured with a metal latch.
It removes to allow access to the all metal, weight driven mechanical movement created by Hubert Herr and bearing his name. A weight driven movement simply means that the chains need to be pulled occasionally to wind the clock and cuckoo activity. The bellow or whistle tubes look and sound good too. At the bottom of each hour, a colorful bird opens the small wooden door 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. The bird reappears at the top of the hour and correctly cuckoos and chimes the current number of hours and then goes back inside the case and closes the door behind him; fascinating!
The clock works just fine here, keeps good time, and cuckoos as it was designed to do. I'm sure it will do the same for you but keep in mind that even though it looks new, it is still considered a used clock and we don't know the service history.Some adjustments may be necessary once the clock arrives at its new home. 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 two sets of attached metal chains, a hand carved wooden grape leaf pendulum, the original box and packaging, the authenticity tag from Hubert Herr, and two heavy pinecone shaped metal weights.
Ive looked the clock over fairly well and cant find any damage, repairs, or missing pieces. It shows no signs of use and is just gorgeous on display! This clock would be a coveted addition to any collection and is certain to impress anyone seeing it in your home, office or wherever it is that you care to showcase a very rare mechanical German timepiece with a solid, Black Forest 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 "MINT GERMAN LARGE BLACK FOREST NATURAL WOOD CUCKOO CLOCK IN ORIGINAL BOX & COA" is in sale since Thursday, September 17, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Clocks\Modern (1970-Now)\Cuckoo, Black Forest".
The seller is "commits" and is located in Yucaipa, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.