Nice Old Working German Black Forest Carved Wood Hunter Cuckoo Clock Circa 1950
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Nice Old Working German Black Forest Carved Wood Hunter Cuckoo Clock Circa 1950:
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This is an outstanding find of avery nice, working,handcarved, hunter cuckoo clock that was created about 60 or so years ago inthe Black Forest of Germany. It is a very old clock with remarkable blended walnut finish. The clock is made entirely of cured and aged Linden wood that is grown almost exclusively at certain altitudes of the Black Forest. The case is adorned with six carved woodoak leaves on the front and another is found on the wooden pendulum. The carvings are exceptional, deep, intricate, and wavy.There is a large carved wooden game bird to the right of the dial and an equally impressive carved wooden rabbit to the left. There is a game bag near the bottom of the case in front with a carved shot gun alongside it and a large deer head at the top complete with antlers. I don't think the deer or antlers are wood but they sure look real. The dial has a back backdrop and featuresraised white Roman numerals to mark the hours and fancy matching hands to point out the time. There is a hinged wooden door on the right side of the case that secures quite well yet opens easily to allow access to fine tuning the cuckoo mechanism should adjustments ever become necessary.The clock has a fitted wood back and latches securely. It easily removes to allow access to the weight driven, old rack style mechanical movement inside the case. A weight driven movement simply means that the chains need to be pulledoccasionallyto wind the clock and cuckoo activity. The wooden bellow tubes are in good shape and the tops work and sound good too. At the bottom of each hour, a colorful bird opens the small door above the dial and stands in the doorway. He gives off a single cuckoo sound in tandem with a nice sounding chime inside the case before retreating back inside the clock, closing the door behind him. The bird reappears at the top of the hour and correctly cuckoos/chimes the current number of hours before going back inside the clock; fascinating! The clock works quite well here, keeps good time, and cuckoos as it should though being an old clock and we don't know the service history, some adjustments or service may be necessary once the clock arrives at its new home. We always advise our clock customers to service their antique or vintage clocks at least once every three years. Doing so will preserve a great 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 carved, woodenoak leaf pendulum, andtwo ratherheavy pinecone shaped metal weights. I've looked the clock over fairly well and can't find any damage though one of the antlers has a tip broken off; hard to see. The clock shows very little signs of use and no missing pieces; it isinvery nicecondition! It's an impressiveclock and the ideal size too measuring about 11" high (not counting the weights or pendulum), about 7" at its deepest point, and about 6 1/2" or so across the top. This clock is one of the finest ever made in Germany and is certain to turn a few heads when displayed in your home, office, or wherever it is that you care to showcase astunning, high quality, carved, Black Forest cuckoo clock with a wonderful legacy behind it. offer with confidence; youhave found a gem!
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We're selling this item and everything else we list with No Reserve, AS-IS, No Returns or Refunds, anda low starting offer so that everyone has an equal chance to own this rare cuckoo clock! We'd be glad to sendmore pictures if available; just ask!My wife and I havebeen accumulating lots ofnice antiques and other collectors itemsover the years.But now is a good time to start clearing out the things we no longer wish to keep. We willgive themoney we raise from sales to a ministry we support that is helpingto constructorphan homes and schools in Kenya and Mainland China,and lending assistance tovictims of terror like those in Israel.It's just something we have a passion for and this is where your money will go once you have paid for this item.We do all that we can toaccurately describe each item to the best of our ability. Our terms are pretty simple; payment is due on or before the end of the 3rd day following the close of sale. The winning buyer will be sent an invoice following the close of sale through Checkout. Buyer is to pay for shipping and handling; we generally ship by the US Postal Service and sometimes by Federal Express. An international buyer will pay additional postage and is encouraged to get a shipping estimate from us prior to the close of sale. In most cases, payment can be made by VISA or MasterCard by calling our office or through Pay Pal in US funds.Please note that alltransactions will be given the appropriate response.offer We have a large number of vintage and antique clocks currently listed along with an equallyimpressive collection of music boxes and other very nice antique and vintage collectibles.Be sure to addcommits to your favorites list!