Vintage 1950 German Mid-Century Modern, Atomic Era Mantel Clock
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8.75H x 27.50W x 6D
Calling all mid-century modern lovers! This ultra-cool vintage 1950 German mantel clock boasts awesome atomic-age design. Crafted of mahogany and brass, this vintage Rolls Westminster Clock evokes a wing-like sensibility, with a wavy case and straight lines radiating from applied brass ornaments. Small brass feet complete the art deco revival feel of this vintage mid-century clock. Add some hipness to your man cave or basement bar with this great vintage German clock!
As it is often difficult to determine the exact composition of metal objects due to the prevalent use of metal plating and alloys, EuroLux Antiques uses the term metal rather than the more specific terms copper, brass, aluminum, steel, etc. for its listings in order to avoid confusion.
In overall very good condition. Antique and vintage items by their very nature show normal wear to finish and miscellaneous scratches, nicks, and dings due to age and use. As we define 'very good condition' relative to the stated age of the piece, we would expect to see 'character marks' consistent with that age and could include minor nicks or dings to a wooden, metal, enamel or chalkware object, minor wear to a painted surface, minor speckling on a mirror, light crazing, wear to gilding, or small manufacturing glaze skips in ceramic finish, or slight wear to a label. If ceramic/porcelain restoration has been done, it is of museum-quality so that it is hardly discernible and would be specifically mentioned in the listing. 'Very good condition' would not include chips or cracks in any glass or ceramic item, but could include very minor fleabite chips to the edges of a marble item.
Clock does not run. The case shows normal wear due to and use.
Clock does not run.
Strike (Hour) Function: Strike in working order.
Chime (Qtr or Half Hour or Music) Function: Chimes not currently functioning. EuroLux Antiques makes no representation as to the actual notes of the melody, if any, played. If the actual melody played (Westminster Quarters, Whittington, Winchester, etc) is important to you, please contact EuroLux Antiques, and we would be happy to verify it for you.
Key Included, may or may not be original key.
Free shipping only applies within the Contiguous 48 United States and this item will be shipped via USPS Parcel Post. Shipments may occasionally be upgraded to UPS or FedEx Ground service. All shipments include insurance.
Mid-Century Modern MID-CENTURY MODERN STYLE
Decorative arts and architecture from the period after World War II and continuing through the 1960s is known as Mid-Century Modern, and in many ways is a continuation of the sleek, streamlined aesthetic developed with the Art Deco style. Hallmarks of the Mid-Century Modern style are a great emphasis on utility and functionality as well as simplicity and the use of natural shapes. Architects continued to employ the principles of Frank Lloyd Wright, by streamlining homes with the use of open floor plans and bringing the outside in by using ample windows. Sometimes called Danish or Swedish Modern, furniture from this era was created in very light woods and continued to use the rectilinear and streamlined forms of Art Deco. The Heywood-Wakefield furniture brand was a household name, while modern chairs designed by Charles Eames were in great demand. Russel and Mary Wright influenced all aspects of home design with their Iroquois chinaware and with the publication of Guide to Easier Living in 1950.
MANTEL CLOCK / GARNITURE MANTEL CLOCK
Mantel clocks are relatively small, moveable clocks traditionally placed on a shelf, or mantel, above the fireplace. The form, first developed in France in the 1750s, can be distinguished from earlier clocks of similar size due to a lack of carrying handles. A Garniture Mantel clock is a three-piece set, which features a clock in the middle with two garnitures, or decorative sidepieces. Mantel clocks are often highly ornate, decorative works.
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EuroLux Antiques. , Please note that EuroLux Antiques goes to great lengths to include information about the functioning of any clock we list under the 'Condition' section of our listings. This information, to the best of our knowledge, is accurate at the time of the listing. For clocks that are listed as being in FULL working order (i.e., clock runs, clock strikes (if applicable), clock chimes (if applicable)), we typically test them again for 24-48 hours prior to shipping to confirm the accuracy of those statements. The customer will be contacted prior to shipping if a clock is found not to be fully functional, if so stated in the listing, as defined above.
EuroLux Antiques provides a detailed leaflet about the functioning and care of vintage clocks with each clock that is shipped, whether the clock is fully functional or not. On occasion, stress during shipping and changes in the clock's environment can cause the clock to require a 'break in' period once the clock arrives at its destination.
EuroLux Antiques and EuroLux Imports, Inc. warrants that the clock is in the mechanical condition as stated in the listing at the time that the clock is shipped from our facility. We are happy to assist the customer getting a clock to resume functioning, as represented in the listing.
EuroLux Antiques and EuroLux Imports, Inc. provide no other warranties, express or implied, concerning the accuracy of time kept by the clock. Additionally, due to the nature of vintage clocks and our inability to control the clock's placement or treatment in the customer's home we cannot warrant the the future functionality of the clock after delivery and set-up in the customer's home. Any claim will be handled in strict compliance with EuroLux Antiques' Return Policy.
Shipping:Negotiated with Seller
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- Furniture & Furnishings
- Width: 27.5 inches
- Height: 8.75 inches
- Depth: 0 inch
- Weight: 7.7 pounds
- Used - Very Good. See description for more details.
- Mid-Century Modern