August Schwer 8-Day Handcrafted Black Forest Cuckoo Clock with Moving Clock Seller Music Dancing Figurines
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This attractive memento of a traditional farmhouse complete with the iconic traveling clock seller is intrinsically tied to the history of the Black Forest cuckoo clock and makes for an excellent collector’s item or cultural souvenir that embraces its humble beginnings.
The clock peddler figurine confidently striding toward the chalet with his distinctive backpack of clock dials and cases is a scene that was very familiar in Alpine regions hundreds of years ago. Many farming families in the Black Forest began making cuckoo clocks during the winter season which were sold by these traveling salesmen throughout Germany and the neighboring countries. The early and lasting popularity of these unique Black Forest timepieces is attributed to these industrious men, and many models of cuckoo clocks now include their replicas as an enduring tribute to them.
The chalet clock house is modeled on the charming features of a traditional German farmhouse from its roof to its base. The low sloping roof is characteristic of vintage homes where the extended covering helped protect its inhabitants from the swirling winds and snow. Its carved thatched-roof, with its quaint chimney, is a miniature version of the uneven hand thatched coverings that were frequently used on roofs. The lodge is further embellished with decorative panels and rich carvings of branch and leaf motifs that adorn the sides of its frame and lower roof.
The chalet’s forest surrounding is artistically displayed on the base of the clock with its painted carvings of evergreens, a stack of logs, garden bench, kennel, mill wheel, and, of course, the symbolic true-to-life painted figurine of the beloved cuckoo clock seller.
Every time the clock chimes and the cuckoo announces the hour, the peddler moves his arm and the colorfully-clad village dancers on the upper platform begin to rotate to the merry sounds of the music box, adding greater vibrancy to its invigorating forest atmosphere. This classic timepiece comes to you with the August Schwer guarantee of uncompromising design, craftsmanship, quality, and service.
Handcrafted by August Schwer, Black Forest Clock Factory, Schoenwald, Black Forest, Germany
Details of this cuckoo clock:
8-Day movement/running time (mechanical)
High-quality Regula movement
All figurines and decorative elements are wooden and hand-painted
Wooden dial, hands, cuckoo, pendulum
High-quality music box with two melodies: Edelweiss and Happy Wanderer
Shipping Carrier Supported
Country of Origin
US 48 States (Except for Alaska & Hawaii): $30 USD Flat-rate shipping via FedEx. Insurance included.
Canada: $45 USD Flat-rate shipping via USPS International Express. Insurance included.
Mechanical Cuckoo Clock:
Anywhere on the planet: $50 USD via 2-Day UPS. Insurance Included.
Quartz Cuckoo Clock:
US 48 States (Except for Alaska & Hawaii): $40 USD Flat-rate shipping via FedEx. Insurance included.
Canada: $50 USD Flat-rate shipping via USPS International Express. Insurance included.
30-day No Question Asked Return Policy. Item must be in original packaging.