Seller: clockbuster (677) 100%, Location: Sheffield, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 264298236568 DACHLUHR BIEDERMEIER VIENNA REGULATOR WALL CLOCK - Mayer in Wein Click images to enlarge Description It is a pleasure to offer a very fine true Vienna regulator wall clock made by the famous master clockmaker Joseph Mayer who has a clock exhibited in the Vienna clock museum This clock can be dated circa 1830 which is quite early in terms of this type of clock It is beautiful made and has very elegant and restrained proportions being of the Dachluhr (rooftop) design Austrian clocks such as this are entirely hand made and finished by time served master clockmaker and should not be confused with the much cheaper mass produced German clocks. Austrian clocks were only made for the most discerning customers (who could afford them) and took many months to complete individually. Subsequently they are rare items and I have spent 30 years driving all over Europe to source these clocks,particularly the finer examples. Unfortunately there are too many people selling modern reproductions to customers. I offer a full money back guarantee as to the authenticity of my Vienna clocks. I also welcome any expert appraisal whatsoever. Obviously,any potential clients are very welcome to view the clock prior to purchase (or pay on delivery)to ensure that they are satisfied with their purchase As you can see from the photographs the mahogany veneers used are quite exceptional with outstanding figure and colour which is enhanced by contrasting boxwood string. The backboard is also veneered in fame mahogany. It is also of 6 light construction which was used in the earlier clocks. The clock is 42 inches long , a maximum width of 11 3/4 inches and 5 1/2 inches deep .The width at the door is only 9 3/8 wide The proportions are particularly pleasing as this is a very elegant clock with just enough adornments to make to clock decorative without becoming fussy. The 3 day hand made weight driven movement is beautifully made and in perfect working order.. The wood rod pendulum has a brass backed knife edged bob which is in excellent condition.The beat plate is silvered. The movement is quite unusual in that it has Grande Sonnierre striking on two coiled gongs which are driven by a weight on the time side and two springs on the quarters . These springs are the reason for the shorter duration and this arrangement is more commonly found on Austrian bracket clocks The movement is mounted into the case by means of wooden brackets and seat board. The 7 inch white porcelain dial is in excellent original condition and bears the name of the maker .There are some light surface scratches and a little chipping around the winding holes .The cast and engine turned bezel is well detailed. The condition is excellent and the finish is as good as anyone can possibly expect and has wonderful colour. The pine carcase at the back of the clock has had (long dead ) woodworm at some point and there are a handful of holes in the back board which have been filled and cannot be seen unless you look very closely indeed ( in fact I didnt notice them when I bought the clock )There are some age related marks as you would expect on any item which is almost 200 years old but nothing else worth mentioning specifically.is ready to hang straight on the wall. The proportions are perfect and is worthy of gracing the wall of the most discerning collector. The sides of the case are glazed . The original winding crank is present. Hopefully the images will show show interested parties all they need to see but prospective buyers are very welcome to view. This clock is much nicer in the flesh as my photographic skills are very poor. If the buy it now price is paid in full I will ,deliver the clock free of charge in England ,Wales and the Scottish lowlands and provide a 12 months guarantee.The movement will also be serviced Should a lesser offer be accepted it will be a trade sale with the clock being sold as described and shipping costs being the responsibility of the buyer. I will ship this clock worldwide . Guesstimate prices areas follows Europe £80 USA £150 Asia and Australia £200 ...show more description Payment All good must be paid for in full prior to shipping. Domestic buyers are asked to use alternative methods of payment to Pay Pal if at all possible Wire transfers are welcomed from all countries. Shipping Ebay now charge 10% on shipping plus Pay Pal fees.These charges will be added to the shipping costs.All goods will be shipped within five days of payment. Collection is available by prior arrangement All goods paid using Pay pal will only be shipped to the pay pal confirmed address All goods will be shipped by courier ie UPS,DHL,Fed Ex or similar and will be tracked and signed for.I will not ship unless it is tracked and signed for. If you wish to use your own courier I will do all I can to assist. I only charge actual costs incurred for shipping BUT I will use a large box with plenty of packing to avoid damage and this will make shipping (particulary to foreign countries) a little more expensive due to volumetric weight. Custom made boxes,bubble wrap and peanuts all cost money and the cost of these materials will be added to the cost of shipping.For example a Vienna wall clock costs me £15 in materials.I do not charge for my time for packing. Every care will be taken when packing but no liability will be accepted for damage by the couriers and it must be remembered that it is virtually impossible to guarrantee 100 percent that a peice of glass may not be damaged on the odd occasion. Insurance is a difficult and expensive area with respect to antiques and usually has a low ceiling that is why I use recognised tracked and signed for couriers and do not insure seperately.If you wish to seperately insure your item I will do all I can to assist but the responsibility to arrange the said insurance is with the buyer Terms of Sale It is requested that all buyers contact me within 24 hours and pay in full within 7 days unless a prior arrangement is made Please do not agree to buy something unless you intend to pay. Goods will not be despatched unless paid for in full. If you see a listing when you are financially indisposed the speak to me as we can probably arrange something to our mutual satisfaction. I have no intention whatsoever rip my customers off and I ask that any buyers afford me the same courtesy. Reputations take a lifetime to build and can be lost overnight. I want my customers to be happy and return time and time again so if you are dissatisfied in any way please get in touch. About Us I am an established purveyor of fine antique clocks and barometers with over 25 years experience dealing primarily with the trade and serious collectors who seek quality items on original condition. Customer satisfaction is paramount and I endeavour to be as honest and straighforward as possible in both my descriptions and the way business is conducted. Over the years I have supplied many of the top retail dealers in the world and have been involved in collectors finding those allusive additions to their collections. I have been reluctent to get involved with the modern world of E commerce dealing but it is obviously the way forward and I feel there are opportunities for someone who conducts their business with integrity. I also undertake commissions to sell and purchase clocks and barometers on behalf of clients on a percentage basis.Confidentiality is asssured. I also have worldwide contacts who have access to the finest items of a quality which do not appear on E bay and if you are looking for a particular item the please get in touch as I may well be able to help.All I ask is not to waste my time as I most certainly wont waste yours. Should you find one of my items when you are financially indisposed then please get in touch as I am sure that we can make a mutually beneficial agreement. Contact Us If you have any queries then please contact us at sellingantiques.co.uk/steammill where you will find the details you require Images sell! Get Supersized Images & Free Image HostingCreate your brand with Auctiva's Customizable Templates. Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva.com. Track Page Views WithAuctiva's FREE Counter Condition: Excellent original condition of outstanding colour in perfect working order.