Antique Vienna Regulator Wall Clocks
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What is a Vienna Regulator Wall Clock?
The early Vienna regulator clock is a very elegant antique wall clock made from fine quality woods, with a precise and complicated movement.
Vienna Regulator Wall Clock Features
When and Where Were Vienna Regulator Wall Clocks Made?
Vienna regulator, or Viennese, wall clocks were mainly produced between 1800-1900 but the very earliest clocks were made in Vienna c.1790-1814. Mostly in the lantern style, Lanterndluhr, the casework was restrained with delicate satinwood inlay and banding. The cases of the early Vienna regulators were beautifully made to look very elegant.
The Biedermeir period, c.1815-1860, clocks were simple cases with straight wooden lines and glazed sides and door. The dials were made from porcelain or glass with an engine or rope turned bezel, which later became a more ornate or ‘pie-crust’ bezel.
The weights and pendulum bob were brass, and the pendulum rods were often steel but also made of wood. Most Vienna regulator wall clocks were single weight timepieces, although two and three train clocks were also made.
Later, from 1860 onwards, the cases became more ornate with curves and finials; the dials became two-piece dials with a separate chapter ring. The casework of a Vienna regulator wall clock is a work of art in itself and makes a stylish addition to any home.
Vienna Regulator Wall Clocks for Sale
A large number of Vienna regulator wall clocks have undergone a great deal of alteration over the years and as such prices of wall clocks are influenced by condition, originality and authenticity. The best advice which applies to buying a Vienna regulator wall clock is to be vigilant and seek the advice of a reputable experienced dealer.
Olde Time Vienna Regulator Wall Clocks for Sale
We supply a wide range of Vienna regulator wall clocks here at Olde Time. We have a huge choice with each clock more unique than the next.
Vienna Regulator Wall Clock Maintenance and Repair
In order to keep your Vienna regulator looking as good as new, here are some maintenance guidelines:
- Keep the clock out of direct sunlight and avoid excessive hot or cold temperatures.
- When cleaning surrounding areas, avoid moving the clock around. If the clock has to be moved be very careful to either remove the pendulum or keep it as still as possible and move the clock slowly so as to avoid damage to the movement.
- A weekly feather dusting or cleaning of the casework with a mild natural beeswax or crystalline wax will help to remove fingerprints and a build-up of dust from the case. Crystalline wax is a mixture of refined waxes, blended to a formula used by the British Museum to revive and protect valuable furniture, leather, paintings, metals, marble, etc. It is available to buy from Olde Time.
- Never use household cleaners or abrasives of any kind to clean any part of the clock.
An antique Vienna regulator clock should only be cleaned and overhauled by a specialist restorer. Never attempt to clean or repair an antique clock yourself.