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Clocks2495 of 3205SETH THOMAS CHIME 90 - 1928 WESTMINSTER TAMBOUR CLOCKHeavily Carved Cuckoo Clock
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Posted 6 years ago


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Awesome thrift store find!!!!! I love this clock!! Danish Modern teak grandfather/floor clock. The face opens up to be a cabinet and the shelves are lighted. The clock is in excellent condition and works great. Still trying to find out the maker or designer. Has no makers mark, just a gold sticker saying made in Denmark.

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  1. ArtbyBambi, 3 years ago
    OMG!!! I almost burst into tears when I saw these pictures. That was MY clock. My house in San Antonio, Texas flooded back in 1993 and the insurance company came and took all my furniture to replace it..... all pieces were replaced except my beloved clock and when I ask for it back, they said it was "lost" in storage and paid me like $100 for it. It really pissed me off.... long story. Actually, I have moved to Belize since then, and I was just looking it up on line so I could have a copy of it made when your picture came up. I recognize the stain on the bottom shelf and the knots in the grain. I can tell you everything you could possibly want to know about that clock. It has traveled all around the world. I would love to share it's story with you. I am so thrilled to know it is in a good home and loved. I always figured it was destroyed. Let me know if you are still interested.
  2. cactuscorner cactuscorner, 3 years ago
    wow interesting and a remarkable statement
  3. vintagegrll, 2 years ago
    Hi, I'd be interested in knowing more about the clock as I picked up one second hand. Who is the maker and was it expensive when you first bought it?
  4. ArtbyBambi, 2 years ago
    I lived in Las Vegas Nevada at the time I purchased this clock. I had just bought my first home (a condo and the year was 1980) and my dad was helping me furnish it. I LOVE danish modern and had picked out a bedroom set when the sales guy said he had this clock that had been a special order from Copenhagen, but the people that ordered it decided they didn't want it. My dad thought it was perfect for me since I was never on time for anything. I think it cost something like $350 or $400..... don't think it was any special maker. Just standard 70's-80's style teak furniture that many "modern" furniture stores sold at the time. Still it was cool.

    I loved that clock, even when my kitty peed on the bottom shelf and I didn't notice it right away because I had a vase there (the round stain) and I never could get it completely out since it was just a veneer. I moved to Europe in 1987 and traveled all over (yes with the clock in tow) and it was always a focal point in my living room and one of my favorite pieces. Everyone always commented on it and I loved it. In 1992 I moved back to the States... this time San Antonio Texas. There I bought a wonderful old house and my clock took it's place against the wall next to the stairs.

    In 1994, as I said earlier, my house was flooded when a water line broke that was going to my water softener. My downstairs was destroyed and it had to be torn to the studs and redone. My insurance company had movers come and take all of my furniture and repair what could be repaired and replace what couldn't be. Well, the insurance company was not pleased when they had to start paying for pieces I had bought in Europe and we ended up in a long legal battle over the bed room set and that clock. The only way to replace my bedroom set was to order it custom made from Copenhagen however, they no longer could make the clock. I said I would take back my clock as it was, but at this point the insurance company said they no longer had it... it had been lost. They tried to say it had been returned to me, but it never was. This whole ordeal ended up costing the insurance company a little over $200,000 in replacements. They were not pleased and of course dropped me after this.

    I never got my clock back... as you can tell from this post. I never forgot it and have always missed it. My dad passed away a few years back, and I have moved to Belize. They have some of the most amazing woods here and I was telling a carpenter friend of mine about my clock and how I would love to have one built like it, but out of the local woods. He told me to see if I could find a picture of it..... imagine my surprise when I found this post in my search. It actually brought tears to my eyes when I saw the stain on that bottom shelf. I'm glad to see it still look beautiful and hope it has a home where it is appreciated.

    Oh, and thanks to this post, I am having a new one built.
  5. Arisellon Arisellon, 2 years ago
    Wow...given that incredible story, I would have arranged to have that clock returned to her.

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