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 outstanding find of a beautiful, fully intact, working, mechanical 8 day cuckoo clock that was created about 45 years ago in the Black Forest of "Germany" for "Seth Thomas, " one of the best clock makers in history! The clock is hand carved from cured and aged Linden wood which is grown nearly exclusively at certain altitudes of the Black Forest. It was created to look like an intricately carved grape vine complete with hand carved grape leaves and a bird.
There are five, large, deeply hand carved grape leaves on the front and an beautifully hand carved, large, ornate wooden bird perched on the very top looking as though he's ready to fly. The dial has a black backdrop and features raised Roman numerals to mark the hours and a rare pair of carved, matching, fancy wooden hands to point out the time. The country name, "W Germany" is found on the lower dial and a mostly intact factory label with the words, "Seth Thomas" is found on the very back of the case. The back is wood too and secured with a metal latch.
It removes to allow access to the all metal, weight driven mechanical movement inside the case produced by "Regula" and bearing the Seth Thomas name. A weight driven movement simply means that the chains need to be pulled every 8 days or as often as you wish to wind the clock and cuckoo activity. The bellow or whistle tubes look 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 coiled cathedral chime inside the case and 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 and then goes back inside the case and closes the door behind him; fascinating! The clock works just fine here, keeps good time, and cuckoos as it was designed to do.
Keep in mind this is an old clock and we don't know the service history so some adjustments may be necessary once the clock arrives at its new home. The movement does show signs of regular maintenance but nonetheless, 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 two sets of attached metal chains, a hand carved wooden grape leaf pendulum, and two very heavy pinecone shaped metal weights. Ive looked the clock over fairly well and cant find any damage, missing pieces, or repairs. It shows less than average signs of use and is just gorgeous on display! The clock is an impressive size too measuring about 13" or so high (not counting the weights or pendulum), about 6" at its deepest point, and about 10 or so across the top.
This clock would be the focal point in any collection and is certain to impress anyone seeing it in your home, office or wherever it is that you care to showcase a magnificent, 8 day mechanical 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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The item "RARE GERMAN SETH THOMAS HAND CARVED WORKING 8 DAY BLACK FOREST CUCKOO CLOCK" is in sale since Tuesday, April 28, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Clocks\Vintage (1930-69)\Cuckoo, Black Forest".
The seller is "commits" and is located in Yucaipa, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.