August Schwer 8-Day Handcrafted Black Forest Music Cuckoo Clock Large Clock Seller Animal Figurine Dancing Figurines
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This premium item by award-winning clockmaker August Schwer is the ultimate gift or souvenir for cuckoo clock enthusiasts and history buffs. The fabulous design and construction of the miniature vintage-looking farmhouse and its lush forest garden surroundings are reason enough to possess this valuable creation but, when combined with the high-quality replica of the hand-carved and handpainted clock seller with his fascinating background story, its attraction becomes irresistible.
People all over the world are familiar with cuckoo clocks but few know how such a localized product that began long ago as a winter pastime in the Black Forest soon gained such a large measure of popularity throughout Europe. Thanks to these enterprising merchants who carried heavy backpacks filled with these items throughout Europe during the warmer seasons, Black Forest clocks began to be snapped up in regions far from their birthplace–that’s why the clock seller commands a place of honor on timepieces like this.
The outline of the farmhouse chalet is representative of the centuries-old lodges that dotted the German woodlands, beginning from its individually carved shingled roof that slopes low to the front and sides to protect the walls from damage and insulate its inhabitants against the biting winter cold. The center of its angular, walnut-hued front boasts a prominent, two-toned antique dial; and above it is a small paneled balcony for the charming, animated dancing figurines.
The lifelike figurine of a sturdy Alpine goat standing next to the well, fir trees in various sizes, forest shrubs and stones, a wooden bench, and a leaning ladder rim the base to the front and sides, contributing to the rich woodland aura that saturates the entire clock. Whenever the clock strikes the hour, the minute figurines on the balcony gently rotate to the merry strains of the Swiss music box, adding an extra element of vitality to a very handsome timepiece. This model comes with the coveted VdS certification that guarantees conformity to the highest Black Forest standards of manufacture.
Handcrafted by August Schwer, Black Forest Clock Factory, Schoenwald, Black Forest, Germany
Details of this cuckoo clock:
Wooden and hand-painted figurines and decorative elements
Wooden dial, hands, pendulum, and cuckoo
8-Day movement/running time (mechanical)
High-quality Regula movement
Premium model with antique-style chains, wooden knob on night shut-off, real hinge on cuckoo door
High-quality Reuge Swiss 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.