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 a wonderful find of a stunning, musical mountain chalet cuckoo clock that was created about 30 years ago in the Black Forest of Germany.
The clock is a very rare design and made to look like an old mountain chalet home like the ones that still dot the landscape in the southern Alps. The clock was created from cured and aged Linden wood which is grown nearly exclusively at certain altitudes of the Black Forest. The clock has a shake wooden roof and there are wooden tapered timbers suspended from the roof in front, loaded with hand painted color and vines. There is a wooden balcony below the wooden dial complete with a red and white mushroom in front of a wooden pine tree mounted to the left and another colorful wooden tree mounted to the right with a flower bed right next to it.The balcony is hand carved and features a large hand painted Edelweiss flower in the center and hand painted flowers accenting either side; very nice! The wood dial has a woodtone backdrop and features very fancy arabic numerals to mark the hours and matching fancy hands to point out the time. The back is wood too and secured with a metal latch. It removes to allow access to the all metal, mechanical, weight driven movement inside the case created by "Regula" and bears the point of origin, Germany as well. 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 look good and sound good too. At the bottom of each hour, a colorful wooden bird opens the small green wooden 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 goes back inside the clock and closes the door. The bird appears yet again at the top of the hour and correctly cuckoos and chimes the current number of hours and then goes back inside the clock, closing the door behind him. When the music stops, the man goes back inside the clock and closes the door; fascinating clock to watch and hear!
The clock has another great feature... It's equipped with a metal lever that allows you to disable the cuckoo, chime, and music as you wish which is very nice for light sleepers or when company is in town. And there is a fully intact label on the right side of the clock identifying the song title, Gueissaz Jaccard manufacture, and Swiss origin. The clock works just fine here, keeps good time, cuckoos as it was designed to, and the music is very nice too. Keep in mind this is an old clock and we don't know the service history though the movement does show signs of maintenance.
Regardless, 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 chalet style pendulum with two hand painted Edelweiss flower on it, and two heavy pinecone shaped metal weights. Ive looked the clock over fairly well and noticed that the pendulum has some wear but it's very hard to see and not at all detracting.
Overall, the clock shows average or less signs of wear and is just gorgeous on display! The clock is an impressive size too measuring about 9 1/2" or so high (not counting the weights or pendulum), about 5 1/2" at its deepest point, and about 7 1/2 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 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 "VERY NICE GERMAN BLACK FOREST MUSICAL EDELWEISS MOUNTAIN CHALET CUCKOO CLOCK" is in sale since Wednesday, July 21, 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.