MANLY ANTIQUE CENTRE
Believe it or not an Art Deco grandfather clock is a much rarer beasty
than their Victorian or even Georgian counterparts - presumably because they
had gone out of fashion by the 1930s and so only a small number were produced.
This is a lovely, classic Art Deco design clock case in the fashionable striped walnut
veneer that was all the rage at that time for 'modern' furniture.
Our grandfather clock's movement was made in Germany as per the dial and was
retailed through Saunders of Sydney which was our version of Liberty's of London.
The case is in very good condition with only very minor scuffing around the feet.
The clock is working well and keeps close to accurate time.
All these old timepieces need adjusting to suit their resting place but be warned if you
are not an old timepiece officianardo, they don't keep time like a battery operated clock does
and the weights need to be pulled back up to the top roughly once a week to keep it going.
As can be seen by the three chrome weights it strikes on the quarter hour but there is a small
switch on the right side of the dial which turns the chimes off if desired.
It's not a loud chime anyway, so it wouldn't dominate a room but the choice is there.
Oh and it is the traditional Westminster chime (like Big Ben).
In keeping with the Art Deco movement and design specs of the time the arabic numbers,
the hands and bezel fittings are all chrome as well as the weights and chains.
It stands 187cm tall, 62 cm wide at the base and 28cm deep at the base
which is the widest and deepest section of the clock.
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