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Cuckoo Clock - 8-Day with Carved Birds & Black Detail - Schneider*
8-Day Black Forest Cuckoo Clock
Carvings: Highly detailed carved birds and nest
Detailing: Stained black accents
Night shut off: Manual
Additional features: Slide pendulum with wooden stem
Size (cm): 51.1 x 35.6 x 19.6
Size (inches): 20.1 x 14 x 7.7
The Station House style is known for its heavy usage of architectural elements and this cuckoo clock is no exception. This style of clock is one of the oldest and is mainly responsible for the cuckoo clock’s enduring popularity. They are meant to resemble guard houses from an old train line, accented with leaves and other Black Forest scenery. The main feature that sets these clocks apart from their fellows is their extensive use of light and dark stain in order to create contrast. This gives the clock’s composition depth and serves to accentuate the richness of the wood itself.
This particular clock features a simple design of leaves and vines. Precisely placed geometric cuts of wood done in a dark black stain are set around the clock's dial in order to ensure that it becomes the focal point of the clock. The cutouts have delicate scrollwork that allows the base wood to show through. A quite unique feature is the width of the top piece which is wider than the base. Generally, station house clocks are produced in a more rectangular pattern with the width from top to bottom remaining the same. The overhanging top piece accentuates the vine and leaf carvings.
The main benefit of a Station House clock is that it will fit with a variety of decorating styles and settings. Due to their “furniture-like” design, they are appropriate for formal and informal settings alike. Their two-tone stains also match well to a plethora of colors allowing them to be hung almost anywhere. They become a part of the scheme, rather than the focal point. For those looking for a classic yet understated design, Station House is the perfect choice.