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 35 years ago in the Black Forest of what was then, "Triberg, West Germany" by "Hubert Herr, " 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 with fancy eaves at the roof line and a matching upper wooden balcony with scallop trim on either side and behind as well; very pretty!There are four round wooden logs below the upper balcony and wooden windows with wood shutters and flower boxes just below on either side of the upper dial. The lower balcony is ornately carved too and features a wooden flume on the left side with a wood waterwheel just below it, a colorful wooden pine tree to the far left, faux flowers too, and a stack of wooden kindling. There is a colorful wooden rabbit to the right side, a wooden chopping block and stump next to it, and a wood chopper boy holding a hatchet standing next to a small pile of wooden logs on the far right. The dial has a black backdrop and features raised 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 Hubert Herr and bears his name and 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 animation, and cuckoo activity. The bellow or whistle tubes look good and sound good too. At the bottom of each hour, a colorful bird opens the small wooden door to the right above the upper balcony and stands in the doorway. He gives off a single cuckoo sound in tandem with a coiled cathedral chime and the wood chopper raising and lowering his hatchet as if chopping wood. The bird 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 while the wood chopper chops wood. The bird then goes back inside the case and closes the door behind him. When he is safely inside, the door to the left above the upper balcony opens and a colorful Black Forest man holding a Zither appears in the doorway. The waterwheel begins to turn and a high quality Swiss music box inside the case plays a heavenly rendition of the Wood Chopper Boy March, a very popular and lively tune. 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 average or less 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 14" high (not counting the weights or pendulum), about 6 1/2" or so at its deepest point, and about 11 or so 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.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 "BLACK FOREST MUSICAL ANIMATED WOOD CHOPPER & WATER WHEEL CHALET CUCKOO CLOCK" is in sale since Thursday, December 16, 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.