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Here is a photo of the case of a viennese mantel clock around 1800-1820, in rosewood and ebony veneer.
I'll post pictures of the movement later. The four quarters are struck on 2 spiral gongs.
The guy a purchased it from had, had it for 40 years and was always going to restore it but never got around to it. Is this a familiar story? or what. I was determioned not to let it happen again
I picked it up in two carrier bags, he assured me that most if not all of it was there.
Sorry for the poor picure. This is a photo of a photo as at the time I didnt have a digital camera.
I've now finished the clock, I'll post additional photos over the next week or so.
We look forward to seeing your restoration!
Here are some pictures of the movement before work started (again photos of photos so a little indistinct)
Clive, have you had a go at putting the photo's through a scanner and photo editing programme - such as Paint Shop Pro etc?
It can get a bit tedious doing a lot of pic's that way, but you'll be happier with the results.
Certainly looking forward to seeing this one come to life, looks a very unusual clock.
Thanks John, good tip
I really ought to try it some day.
Anyway here is the finished clock. I'll post a few pictures and then explain what needed doing and some of the interesting things I found out about the clock in my research.
The "floor" detail behind the pillars
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