Up for sale here is a beautiful French made Vedette Westminster chiming wall clock (circa 1935) in the Art Deco fashion. The case is solid oak in the original finish. The back board, as with all quality antique chiming clocks is spruce wood. Spruce is used because it has a sound resonating quality which acts as natural amplifier, which is why it is used for the sounding board in quality pianos. The chime rods are a 4/4 arrangement, which means that there are four tuned chime rods on which hammers play the Westminster tune, and four separate tuned rods on which the four other strike hammers strike the number of the hour as a chord.
Vedette was one of the premier producers of high quality clocks in the 1930's (prior to WW2). The clocks they produced rivaled any clocks produced in Germany or America at the time. The case, convex octagon dial glass, and beveled door glass are all original to this clock.
The clock mechanism has been completely disassembled, cleaned and lubricated with high quality clock oil. All worn bushings have been correctly replaced with Swiss bronze bushings of the highest quality. The mainsprings were removed from the barrels, cleaned, inspected, and lubricated with the correct mainspring lubricant.
The clock has been subsequently run tested and adjusted to keep excellent time. The chimes are very sonorous and mellow, as they should be, with a very pleasant chord hour strike. This clock has been fully and correctly restored to operate as when it was new.Please review my feedback from previous buyers and check out my Facebook page (Lang Clocks & Vintage Electronics). The clock case measures 27" high X 12 1/4" wide X 7 1/4 deep.
The clock requires winding of all three springs once a week. The proper size winding key is included, as well as instructions for mounting, set up, and operation of this beautiful clock. The clock will be very securely and safely packaged so as to be delivered safely to your door. The clock can be seen at Lang Clocks & Vintage Electronics in Oswego, NY.
I have been restoring fine antique clocks for over 40 years. Please examine the pictures as a testament to the fine condition and beauty of this clock. If you require additional pictures or information, please do not hesitate to message me.
There appears to be a discoloration in the backboard in the first picture. This is a reflection, not a discoloration of the wood. The item "French Vedette Westminster chiming wall clock circa 1935 (Fully Restored)" is in sale since Saturday, March 17, 2018.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Clocks". The seller is "mgl99" and is located in Oswego, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.