This solid mahogany, weight driven, grandfather clock by Herschede is all original and retains its German movement. We currently have another Herschede clock with an identical case but, instead of striking tubes, it has its original gongs. The stepped up domed shaped bonnet has fully turned columns with capitals on each side of the clock face. Notice the oval glass covered openings on the sides of the bonnet. The arched glass door retains its original working lock and key. The clock face has a silvered dial with applied brass numerals. The dial is surrounded by fancy cast brass designs with ormolu or gold gilt. Notice the sweep second hand in the center of the dial and the ornate hour and minute hands. Above is the painted moon dial which moves with the passing of the phases of the moon. There are several scenes which rotate within each 30 day period. The silvered area surrounding the moon dial is numbered 1 – 29 which represents the days of the month. The dial has some slight silvering loss exposing more of the brass. This is very common and to be expected of a clock of this age. The original clock works are signed Herschede and were made in Germany. The works are in excellent running condition. The clock strikes every hour and half hour. In addition, the beautiful sounding, ¾ Westminster chimes play every quarter hour. The strike and chime are wonderful sounding – deep and resonating. There is an on/off selector to silence the chime and strike. The clock will run a week on one winding. The case below has 2 more, tall, fully turned columns on either side of the shapely beveled glass door having its original lock and key. Inside the door is a brass tag which reads the Mauser Mfg. Co., New York. They were a retail jewelry store which sold the clock. Notice the large brass weight and pendulum. The base of the clock has recessed panels on the front and sides. The clock rests on boldly carved paw feet. The finish on the clock case is original and in excellent condition having a deep, rich color and patina. What a handsome clock ready to grace any home or business. 94"h X 23"w X 15.5"d, Condition: Excellent, Circa: 1905.
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