Wednesday, February 16, 2011

An Ancient Black Forest Wood Wheel Cuckoo Clock with Paper Shield Holtzräder-Kuckucksuhr

We would like to share with you a new addition to our collection. This clock represents the end of a decade long search to add a wood wheel cuckoo clock to our collection. We could not be happier with the final result.

As you can see in the photo the clock is completely made from wood and iron wire. Only the escape wheel is brass. This clock is one of the first long pendulum clocks, the escape wheel rises above the top plate of the movement, and is located outside the plates of the movement.

The shield is decorated with paper, that has been colored with water colors.

The hands are also wood.

The condition is nothing short of magnificent.

This clock was made during the second half of the 18th Century.

We are still searching for other early wood wheel clocks for our collection. If you have anything that you thing we would be interested contact us at


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Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this clock