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 excellent find of a remarkable, beautifully designed, unique, animated, musical mountain chalet cuckoo clock that was created about 30 years ago in the Black Forest of Schonach, "Germany" by "Anton Schneider and Sons, " one of the finest clock makers in this region of the world.
The clock is made to look like a large old mountain chalet like many that still are a large part of the Black Forest. It has a sophisticated look to it and scallop eaves with hand painted flowers and vines as well as an fancy upper wooden balcony with even more flowers; very pretty! There are four colorful wooden dancers mounted on a rotating dance platform just behind the balcony and wooden windows with wood shutters and flower boxes just below on either side of the upper dial. The lower balcony is carved too with more flowers in front and features a wood shed with a wooden water wheel to the left, a couple of boulders and faux flowers in the center, a colorful wooden Clock Peddler with a load of clocks holding a wooden umbrella, and a wooden German Shepherd dog standing next to a log pile in front of his wooden dog house; very nice! The wood dial has a woodtone backdrop and features Roman numerals to mark the hours and matching fancy hands to point out the time.
The back is wood too and secured with two metal latches. The back removes to allow access to the all metal, mechanical, weight driven movement inside the case that was produced by "Regula" and bears the Anton Schneider und Sohne name and the Germany point of origin. A weight driven movement simply means that the chains need to be pulled occasionally to wind the clock, music and animation, and cuckoo activity. The bellow or whistle tubes look good and sound good too.
At the bottom of each hour, a colorful wooden bird opens the small wooden door above the dance floor 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.
When he's in his cuckoo rounds, the Clock Peddler also raises and lowers his wooden umbrella; really cool! Then when the bird is back in the case, a high quality " Swiss Mapsa" music box inside the case plays an extraordinary rendition of "The Happy Wanderer, " a very popular old tune and all the while, the colorful dancers spin about while the platform rotates and the water wheel turns.
The dancers and animation stop when the music stops. The wooden bird reappears at the top of the hour and correctly cuckoos and chimes the current number of hours while the Clock Peddler raises and lowers his umbrella. The bird then goes back inside the case and closes the door behind him. When he is safely inside, the dance platform begins to turn yet again and the dancers spin about while the water wheel turns as the music box plays a wonderful version of "Edelweiss, " a classic popular tune from the Sound of Music.
The dancers stop dancing and the wheel stops turning when the music is over and wait until the next opportunity; absolutely fascinating! The clock works just fine here, keeps good time, cuckoos well too, and animates as it was designed to do.
The music too is extraordinary! Keep in mind this is an old clock and we don't know the service history so some adjustments or service may be needed 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 three sets of attached metal chains, a chalet style pendulum and three heavy pinecone shaped metal weights. Ive looked the clock over fairly well and cant find any damage or missing pieces. It shows little signs of use and is one of the most beautiful clocks you could ever hang on a wall.
The clock is an impressive size too measuring about 12 1/2" high (not counting the weights or pendulum), about 7 1/2" at its deepest point, and about 10 across the top. This clock would be the focal point in any collection and is certain to captivate the imagination of anyone seeing or hearing it in your home, office or wherever it is that you care to showcase a very nice, animated, musical 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.
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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 "BLACK FOREST 2 TUNE MUSIC DANCERS ANIMATED CLOCK PEDDLER CHALET CUCKOO CLOCK" is in sale since Tuesday, November 30, 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.