Seller: sekyere1 (1,032) 99.4%, Location: ilford,london, Ships to: GB, Item: 273177017238 Antique oak ting tang bracket mantel clock(W & H) Winterhalder & Hofmeier. Splendid antique oak carved black forest 8 day ting tang bracket mantel clock by (W & H) Winterhalder Hofmeier of Schwaerzenbach black forest, Germany. Established in 1810 they are regarded as one of the finest clockmakers of of the time and finally ceased to operate in 1933. The clock is carved in the Victorian Gothic revival style with three attached orbicular tured oak finials (all three original) and it has a ting tang Quarter striking movement. The dial plate is brass with a silvered etched Roman numeral chapter ring with decorative pierced ormolu corner mounts. The dial is protected by a glass oak framed hinged door with a small brass handle. The framed hinged back door has a decorative pierced brass panel covered with red felt to the underside for effective sound resonance. Engraved initial to brass back plate W & H Scn (Schwaerzenbach) black forest Germany.The chimes have a wonderful sound and are accurate to the strick although the clock currently gains 30 minutes in 24 hours and requires appropriate adjustment for exact time keeping.The carved oak case is in excellent antique used condition, but for one missing scroll one of a pair immediately below the top finial and a bygone gouge. Nicely patinated and benign to top panel front left corner. There is no other damage. The oak has a great colour and a natural aged patina. Both the brass pendulum and winder key are original and there are four oak turned bun feet to base(all original).Date Victorian C1870. Max height(inc top finial) 35.60cm (14")Top panel 22.25cm x 15.90cm Condition: The carved oak case is in excellent antique used condition, but for one missing scroll one of a pair immediately below the top finial and a bygone gouge. Nicely patinated and benign to top panel front left corner. There is no other damage.