EXTRAORDINARY ANTIQUE GERMAN BLACK FOREST ORGAN FLUTE CLOCK MUSICAL MUSIC BOX

Nov 30
2015
EXTRAORDINARY ANTIQUE GERMAN BLACK FOREST ORGAN FLUTE CLOCK MUSICAL MUSIC BOX


EXTRAORDINARY ANTIQUE GERMAN BLACK FOREST ORGAN FLUTE CLOCK MUSICAL MUSIC BOX


EXTRAORDINARY ANTIQUE GERMAN BLACK FOREST ORGAN FLUTE CLOCK MUSICAL MUSIC BOX


EXTRAORDINARY ANTIQUE GERMAN BLACK FOREST ORGAN FLUTE CLOCK MUSICAL MUSIC BOX


EXTRAORDINARY ANTIQUE GERMAN BLACK FOREST ORGAN FLUTE CLOCK MUSICAL MUSIC BOX


EXTRAORDINARY ANTIQUE GERMAN BLACK FOREST ORGAN FLUTE CLOCK MUSICAL MUSIC BOX


EXTRAORDINARY ANTIQUE GERMAN BLACK FOREST ORGAN FLUTE CLOCK MUSICAL MUSIC BOX


EXTRAORDINARY ANTIQUE GERMAN BLACK FOREST ORGAN FLUTE CLOCK MUSICAL MUSIC BOX


EXTRAORDINARY ANTIQUE GERMAN BLACK FOREST ORGAN FLUTE CLOCK MUSICAL MUSIC BOX


EXTRAORDINARY ANTIQUE GERMAN BLACK FOREST ORGAN FLUTE CLOCK MUSICAL MUSIC BOX


EXTRAORDINARY ANTIQUE GERMAN BLACK FOREST ORGAN FLUTE CLOCK MUSICAL MUSIC BOX


EXTRAORDINARY ANTIQUE GERMAN BLACK FOREST ORGAN FLUTE CLOCK MUSICAL MUSIC BOX


Acquired from a defunct German museum, the Musikmuseum Ladenburg (near Heidelberg) in 2002. While in this museum, it was considered to be the highlight of their collection, and we have a copy of their advertising poster, showing it in prominent display. The poster will be given to the new owners of this clock. Standing over 110 tall, it appears to have been carved out of a single piece of walnut. The thickness of the casing is about 1.5. It is 22″ wide x 21″ deep. The 19″ x 25″ oil painting, on tin, is in fine shape, depicting a farming scene with people and animals. The two-weight clock has a 9 diameter face. There are locks and keys for the left and right side access doors, front clock door, and main front access door. Fitted inside the massive hood is a 50-pipe organ, playing eight tunes waltzes, marches, polkas, etc. There is an automatic tune changer. Every hour on the hour, after the clock strikes, one selection will be played. There is a separate weight for the organ section, cranked on the left side. The weight runs down through a channel inside the clock and is very difficult to photograph. The organ can also be activated at will with a pull-string located inside the clock frame. CONDITION: As you can see from the pictures, this is in very fine shape especially considering it is over 180 years old. It is solidly built and has only a few very minor cosmetic issues, none meriting a refinishing or otherwise tampering with the originality. The clock works fine, when I received it years ago some adjustments to the pendulum were necessary (a small weight was added to provide extra “oomph” to the organ activating linkage). The organ is especially strong and well-playing; it appears to have benefited from a replacement bellows prior to my acquisition and the pipes are tight and well in tune. PROVENANCE: The Ladeburg museum director informed us that this was acquired from a German castle many years ago. No other history was available (I suppose a few wars over the intervening 180 years clouded a lot of property transfers). The organ is attributed to Johann Kaltenbach, who signed the tune sheet (which is located on the largest bass pipe). The casing is not typical Black Forest design or workmanship; it was definitely custom made for the original owners. Some experts have attributed the casework to David Roentgen, as it is in his style, but I have not found a signature or mark of his inside, and as Roentgen died in 1807 this post-dates him, although it may have been made by his successors. I’ve never seen a similar organ clock anywhere in the world. If you are looking for that special, one-of-a-kind musical masterpiece for your own castle, this is definitely it! (When I received this clock from Germany, I was able to assemble it and place it in service myself, without any instructions or assistance, but I will be available to guide you if the need arises). NO CHARGE for packing & crating – we do it all, professionally, at no cost to you! We are experienced international shippers and use. Musical Treasures of Miami. 2940 West Lake Vista Circle, Davie, FL 33328. Antique Music Boxes – Clocks – Phonographs. The item “EXTRAORDINARY ANTIQUE GERMAN BLACK FOREST ORGAN FLUTE CLOCK MUSICAL MUSIC BOX” is in sale since Saturday, November 28, 2015. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes\Pre-1900″. The seller is “musicaltreasuresofmiami” and is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.

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