Antique Cuckoo Clock Mid 1800's - Large
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Antique Cuckoo Clock Mid 1800's - Large:
BLACK FOREST CUCKOO CLOCK-MID 1800's- Large
An antique, fully restored Black Forest cuckoo clock, from themid1800's.
This clock is a very rare early example of a “RailroadGate Attendant Style” cuckoo clock dated1865
This cuckoo clock style is featured on page 26 of “Black Forest Clockmaker and the Cuckoo Clock “by Karl Kochmann
It has beautiful handmade carvings, very detailed inlaid, an amazing deep brown beauty of walnut and oak case.
The face trim is decorated with 2 black vertical wood stripes that run the whole length of the clock, ending withtwo finials, one at the each end.
A second black stripe that runs horizontally is located at thebottom of the face trimthat ends as well with 2 finials, one at each end.
At the intersection of these two stripsI can notice a square, with linear decorationsfrom the very center, forming sort of crosses.
The sides of theface trim are decorated with leafs andtreebranches. At the very bottom of the case I can notice same inlay carving and a large leaf at the very center.
The cuckoo door is adorned with linear carvings. Right next to the cuckoo door, I can see a small leaf, on each side.
The top crest like a tiara, follows the same motif with leafsand three leafs at very centre.
The dial in brown color has a diameter of 12 cm withwoodhands.
The pendulum is held by 3 metal strings and it is a multi-circular shape with a leaf relief at the very center.
The clock movementis a wood plate movement (probably a type V) that it was in use from 1820 to 1865. The movement has been lubed and it is in good running condition.
There is also a paper on the back door with a serial number ( see photo)
The clock will strike and cuckoo every thirty minutes and at the hour, the sound of the gong is full and the cuckoo bird with come out of perch, bow, and itsounds well.
The clock size is: 20"L - 14" W - 6" D
The clock comes sold with back door, pendulum and 2 weights
I collect cuckoo clock from many years andI can tell you with confidence that this clock isa rare find
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