Burr Walnut Christian Huygens Musical Planisphaerium Automaton Bracket Clock

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Seller: nathanwilson1 (336) 100%, Location: Cheshire , Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 113560667196 Burr Walnut Christian Huygens Musical Planisphaerium Automaton Bracket Clock DESCRIPTION: This is an exquisite and rare vintage Christian Huygens Burr walnut triple train, triple chime musical planisphaerium automaton bracket clock. Christiaan Huygens was a Dutch physicist, mathematician, astronomer and inventor, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest scientists of all time and a major figure in the scientific revolution, and this clock has been created n the manner of his work. The clock case features a superb Georgian style design with a caddy design top with a brass acorn finial to each corner and a brass carry handle to the centre all of which are made of brass and in excellent condition . The case is in good condition for its age although there are some small knocks and marks in places and looks fantastic wherever it is displayed with a stunning finish to the burr walnut case and no sign of woodworm past or present. On either side of the case their are 2 wooden fretwork sounding panels with their original yellow silk material behind them, although there is some minor damage to the left top fretwork although it is hardly noticeable. The clock features a very rare triple chime planisphaerium movement and dial. Its has a brass dial with silvered chapter rings and a lot of things going on with the dial with regards to the planisphaerium. It has a day and date calendar dials to centre with various engraved colour decorations to it and picture scenes. The top of the dial has all the planetarium automations which all run in accordance with the movement with various moon phase and sun dials, zodiac signs and symbols as well as months of the year and 17 world cities around the outside so you can see the times in different cities with the hand locator to centre. It is a very complex movement and dial indeed and all dials and features work in accordance with the movement. The dial has a selection lever on the side for the 3 different chimes westminster, whittington & st michaels and a silent option. The 8 day movement has a balance wheel escapement and is striking on 8 rods in total. The quarter chiming musical chimes every quarter of an hour on 8/4 rods and the hourly strike on 3 rods on the hour after the musical chimes have finished playing. The movement is in perfect working order and is chiming superbly and ticks away beautifully. DIMENSIONS: The approximate MAXIMUM dimensions are: - 14 inches / 35.5cm wide. - 9.5 inches / 24cm deep. - 20.5 inches / 52cm high. AGE: The clock dates to the 1960 but has been created in a superb Georgian style. CONDITION: The case is in lovely condition as can be seen from the photographs just a few minor knocks/marks commensurate with age. The clock is in perfect working order. This exquisite and extremely rare bracket clock and a beautiful display piece will grace any room where it is placed. It is an exceptional rare clock which will only increase in value over the years, so happy bidding. The clock is listed for collection in person although i have provided contact details for recommended courier’s below. · Chris Hodge of GEAR SHIFTERS on 07979 603390. · Mark Woodrow on 07525 761169. · Russell Wisdom on 07584 190581. Please note all courier costs to be paid directly by buyer, we have no affiliation to these couriers, they are independent. Unless prior arrangements have been made all items to be collected within 14 days. ALL OUR CONTACT INFORMATION IS LISTED UNDER BUSINESS SELLER INFORMATION Age: Antique, Post-1900, Type: Bracket Clock, Material: Burr walnut, Brass & Glass, Style/ Origin/ Theme: boardroom design, Clock Type: Bracket Clock, Features: 8-Day

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