August Schwer 8-Day Handcrafted Black Forest Timberframe Chalet Woodcutter German Shepherd Dancing Figurines
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From the tip of its unusual and attractive chalet exterior to the highly detailed farmhouse setting at its base, this timepiece by August Schwer exudes the stimulating aura and culture of the now legendary woodlands, making it one of the most authentic and valuable souvenirs of Germany’s Black Forest region.
The clock front is stunning in design and craftsmanship with its steeply sloping roof embellished with individually sculpted shingles that represent the traditional coverings of old farmhouses. This model exhibits the resourcefulness of the farmers who, hundreds of years ago, cleverly used the abundance of wood at hand to make shingled roofs that dipped low to the front and sides to protect the exterior of the farmhouse and provide natural insulation to their families against the harsh Alpine winters. The outline of the timber frame chalet is sharp and streamlined in form, and its front is extremely elegant in appearance with its walnut-toned decorative panels and woodwork contrasted against a lighter background, all of which contribute toward enhancing the beauty of its distinct antique-style dial.
The base of the clock is dedicated to the woodcutter–one of the most revered contributors to the Black Forest economy. The brilliantly handcrafted and handpainted figurine of a woodchopper at work is symbolic of generations of foresters who have worked hard to harness the resources around them for the benefit of their families and communities. Around the workman and his faithful German Shepherd companion is a vivid depiction of a tranquil farm garden and surrounding with its characteristic fir trees, chopped and stacked logs, and various other little details. Whenever the clock strikes the hour, the beautifully costumed dancing figurines on the balcony gently revolve to the strains of the Swiss music box, providing animation to its refreshing Alpine ambiance. Endless hours of pleasure are yours to enjoy when you purchase this fine product from one of the most trusted names for quality and reliability.
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.