Posted 4 years ago
I've just completed work on this Art Deco German Mauthe mantle clock, age '20's - '30's. With Westminster chimes this is a large clock 51cm wide 23cm high and built using Burr Maple. A most unusual veneer for clock use here in Australia. The grain is extraordinary. French polished with maple stain. The clock runs perfectly to time and has a deep and melodious chime, due to case size it resonates like a piano. The lead pendulum had expanded and cracked, an easy repair with UV plastic filler and gold paint, no added weight of significance affects the pendulum. A fine and unusual clock. I completely revamped the dial as it was in a dreadful state, paint missing. I decided on a totally non-traditional gloss black enamel with gilded numerals, I like the effect. I'm sorry I completely forgot to take a 'before' shot, oh well. Thankyou.