07-16-201107-16-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner AuctionsMarlborough MA
July 16, 2011 10:00 AMCalender
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Carved Walnut Black Forest Cuckoo Clock

$1,896$1,600
Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2555MLocation: MarlboroughDate / Time: July 16, 2011 10:00AM

Description:

Carved Walnut Black Forest Cuckoo Clock, c. 1870, elaborately carved case with perched eagle at the top, the bone Roman numeral and turned wooded dial framed by carved oak leaves, acorns, and nesting bird with eggs at the bottom, eight-day time and strike spring powered movement with cuckoo automaton and bellow activated sound on the hour and half, ht. 38 in.
Estimate $2,000-2,500

This impressive case, although intended for a weight powered movement with holes for chains and pendulum, the spring powered movement appears to be the original; pendulum is a replacement, bellows restored.