Ansonia Tunis Antique Mantel Clock

Ansonia Tunis Antique Mantel Clock by Ansonia Clock Co., New York. The Tunis is referred to in the clock books as a cabinet clock. Circa 1886, 14" tall 11 1/2" wide and 5 1/4" deep. The mint original porcelain dial is 4 1/2" diameter. Overall diameter of the heavy cast brass bezel is 5 1/2" diameter with original beveled glass crystal, which is mint. They just don't get any better than this Antique American Clock.

The clock is 100% original, in mint restored condition. The solid walnut case has no damage, nothing is broken, no new wood. The case was refinished, 8 coats of finish applied and rubbed out between coats, 3 coats of cabinet wax was then applied. Wood has a excellent grain, a warm semi gloss finish, it is not shiny. All brass was polished and lacquered. The rear access door has the original Ansonia Tunis label. On the inside of the door is a partial label from Edinburgh, Scotland; where the clock spent some of its life.

The week duration movement is signed, clock chimes once at the half hour and counts the full hours. A beautiful deep resonating chime. I have rebuilt the movement. It was disassembled and ultrasonically cleaned. All pivots were resurfaced and polished on the lathe, 8 new bronze bushings were installed into the worn pivot holes. The escapement was trued. Clock has been tested for one month and is accurate within 3 minutes a week. The clock comes with original pendulum and original marked key. I will include a complete set of instructions specific to this clock. See photo.

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A SIDE NOTE: To assist you in purchasing a good Antique Clock.The value of a Antique Clock is directly attributed to RESTORED CONDITION & ORIGINALITY Saying the restoration work was performed and actually performing the restoration work by a knowledgeable clockmaker are two different issues.The vast percentage of old clocks have a great deal of wear and should be completely disassembled for cleaning. This is the only way one can inspect for wear and then eliminate all the friction created by the wear.The latest is the clock was "Professionally Cleaned", this means absolutely nothing. Simply dumping the clock movement into a can of Carburetor cleaner to wash off the dirt will not eliminate years of wear. Yes the clock may run for a few months with a healthy dose of WD-40. This is not proper clock servicing.

Questions you need to ask these on-line Bodgers,is the clock or watch movement original to the case, what has been replaced and has the clock movement been properly restored and get this information in writing. When the terms such as "Good Running Order", "Running", "Runs Great" generally means the clock is not keeping time and probably will not, this also means it has not been properly restored. Therefore you will need to spend several hundred dollars to have the clock put right.These few tips will save you some serious problems and money.

I am a clock maker with 35+ years experience and sell only 100% Legitimate Antique Clocks in Mint to Excellent Restored condition. We offer some very nice decorative antique clocks with quartz movements. These few pieces are exceptional looking even though the clock movements could not be restored.

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Ansonia Tunis Antique Mantel Clock

Ansonia Tunis Antique Mantel Clock
Ansonia Tunis Antique Mantel Clock
Ansonia Tunis Antique Mantel Clock
Ansonia Tunis Antique Mantel Clock
Ansonia Tunis Antique Mantel Clock
Ansonia Tunis Antique Mantel Clock
Ansonia Tunis Antique Mantel Clock
Ansonia Tunis Antique Mantel Clock
Ansonia Tunis Antique Mantel Clock

Ansonia Tunis Antique Mantel Clock by Ansonia Clock Co., New York. The Tunis is referred to in the clock books as a cabinet clock. Circa 1886, 14" tall 11 1/2" wide and 5 1/4" deep. The mint original porcelain dial is 4 1/2" diameter. Overall diameter of the heavy cast brass bezel is 5 1/2" diameter with original beveled glass crystal, which is mint. They just don't get any better than this Antique American Clock.

The clock is 100% original, in mint restored condition. The solid walnut case has no damage, nothing is broken, no new wood. The case was refinished, 8 coats of finish applied and rubbed out between coats, 3 coats of cabinet wax was then applied. Wood has a excellent grain, a warm semi gloss finish, it is not shiny. All brass was polished and lacquered. The rear access door has the original Ansonia Tunis label. On the inside of the door is a partial label from Edinburgh, Scotland; where the clock spent some of its life.

The week duration movement is signed, clock chimes once at the half hour and counts the full hours. A beautiful deep resonating chime. I have rebuilt the movement. It was disassembled and ultrasonically cleaned. All pivots were resurfaced and polished on the lathe, 8 new bronze bushings were installed into the worn pivot holes. The escapement was trued. Clock has been tested for one month and is accurate within 3 minutes a week. The clock comes with original pendulum and original marked key. I will include a complete set of instructions specific to this clock. See photo.

To purchase with MC or VISA please call Drury House at 802-824-4395 EST

A SIDE NOTE: To assist you in purchasing a good Antique Clock.The value of a Antique Clock is directly attributed to RESTORED CONDITION & ORIGINALITY Saying the restoration work was performed and actually performing the restoration work by a knowledgeable clockmaker are two different issues.The vast percentage of old clocks have a great deal of wear and should be completely disassembled for cleaning. This is the only way one can inspect for wear and then eliminate all the friction created by the wear.The latest is the clock was "Professionally Cleaned", this means absolutely nothing. Simply dumping the clock movement into a can of Carburetor cleaner to wash off the dirt will not eliminate years of wear. Yes the clock may run for a few months with a healthy dose of WD-40. This is not proper clock servicing.

Questions you need to ask these on-line Bodgers,is the clock or watch movement original to the case, what has been replaced and has the clock movement been properly restored and get this information in writing. When the terms such as "Good Running Order", "Running", "Runs Great" generally means the clock is not keeping time and probably will not, this also means it has not been properly restored. Therefore you will need to spend several hundred dollars to have the clock put right.These few tips will save you some serious problems and money.

I am a clock maker with 35+ years experience and sell only 100% Legitimate Antique Clocks in Mint to Excellent Restored condition. We offer some very nice decorative antique clocks with quartz movements. These few pieces are exceptional looking even though the clock movements could not be restored.

Item ID: 9088AC


To see 1800 Quality Antiques & Collectables Do a refined search for Drury House, ALL ON SALE.

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