249: Lg. Carved Musical Black Forest Cuckoo Clock
Description

Lg. Carved Musical Black Forest Cuckoo Clock. The tree branch carved crest has oak leaves and acorns with large perched eagle at the top having glass eyes, the case front has carved branches with leaves and acorns and carved lower panel from the Lucerne in Switzerland, a memorial is carved in dedication to the Swiss mercenary soldiers lost during the French Revolutionary War; the inscription reads "Helvetiorum Fidei Ac Virtuti, MDCCXCCII". 8 in. wood dial with pierced decorated hour numerals is displayed below 2 doors, one for the cuckoo bird and the other for the figure of a man who appears after the cuckoo on the half hour. Pierced brass 3 weight 8 day weight driven movement has carved leaf pendulum, half hour cuckoo bird strike with coiled gong and half hour animated figure of a man who appears after the cuckoo strike while a 6 tune Swiss cylinder music box plays. Case is in very good condition with an overcoated finish, running, striking and music box plays; has tune card behind original back panel. 50 in. high x 32 in. wide x 15 in. deep. Weight: 45 lbs.

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