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A Fine Quality Biedermeier Grande Sonnerie Viennese Regulator by Anton Mayer in Wien, circa 1850

  • Date: 1850
  • Length: 110cm Width: 30cm Depth: 13cm
  • Price: 8,950
 

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A very fine quality, unusual, carved mahogany Biedermeier Viennese Regulator wall clock, dating circa 1850, handmade in Vienna by the master clockmaker, Anton Mayer.
The beautifully proportioned case with exceptional carved work throughout, the shaped glazed door and sides split into six glazed sections.
The side panels having beautifully figured flame mahogany with boxwood strung edging to the shaped glazing.
The case interior veneered with figured flame mahogany with shaped recessed panels with boxwood stringing.
The moulded and shaped base terminating with a high quality carved decoration.

Dial

The one piece enamelled dial with Roman numeral cartouche chapter ring, surrounded by an ornate gilded cast brass bezel.

Movement

The fully restored, 8 day duration, Grande Sonnerie three train movement of the highest quality striking on two blued steel curled gongs, with maintaining power and deadbeat escapement, strike silent facility.

The movement mounted onto excellent quality carved brackets, matching the case door.

Weight & Pendulum

Three polished brass cased weights, with spoked pulleys, gilded brass ornate pendulum with polished steel rod.

Hands

fine quality gilded hands.

Original brass winding key.

The clock is in fine original condition with the movement fully restored.

This type of Viennese regulator wall clock were entirely hand made by a time served master clockmaker and were only made for the most discerning customers and took many months to complete individually.

All of our clocks have been sympathetically restored and have been expertly vetted for originality and good working order. All clocks purchased from us are guaranteed for twelve months. All of our clock movements are restored by our horologist who works exclusively for us.

Our horologist is a Fellow of the British Horological Institute (FBHI), having 35 years of full time professional engagement in the repair & restoration of clocks, watches, music boxes & barometers. He was the recipient of the 1977 Worshipful Company of Clockmakers Bronze Medal.
 
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