Music: Featuring 2 separate, alternating songs on each hour
Songs: Edelweiss and The Happy Wanderer
Additional features: Slide pendulum with wooden stem
Size (cm): 52.1 x 34 x 23.1
Size (inches): 20.5 x 13.4 x 9.1
This Chalet cuckoo clock features two German men enjoying an afternoon meal. Starting from the left facing the clock stands a waitress ready to serve her thirsty patrons. She clutches several large, heavy beer mugs colored yellow with white foam. She wears a dress with a yellow skirt and a red top, with a white blouse and apron. Behind her is a dark green pine tree with a brown trunk. To her right sits the resident cat colored a brownish orange. He warily regards the small, brown dachshund that sits beneath the beer drinkers table at his master’s feet. The two men are seated upon high back chairs at a rustic wooden table. Each is dressed in traditional German lederhosen with dark green hats and bright white shirts. Each man is holding a large, foamy beer. The man on the right can be seen enjoying a pretzel as well. Stacked against the wall behind them are several brown barrels with black hoops. A second pine tree can be seen as well. On a balcony above them all are pairs of colorful dancers that will spin and twirl as the music plays.
The case of the clock is finished in differing tones of brown that allow the colorful figurines to stand out to the viewer. On either end of the base of the clock are dark grey blocks with gold chains that link them together. In the space between and directly beneath the clock’s dial is a colorful flower bed. The windows on the first floor have red shutters and trim, as well as small flower boxes. One of the clock’s most unique features is that the interior chains can be seen through the windows. The second story of the clock features two protruding bay windows. Each has red shutters and flower boxes to match the windows on the first floor. The windows are set in a symmetrical fashion on either side of the clock’s dial, which is large and easy to read.
The roof is unusual to chalet cuckoo clocks as it has a high pointed peak, rather than the typical broader style. Placed directly above the dial and below the cuckoo door are the dancers. They can be seen through a pair of large windows as if they were dancing within a parlor. One of the windows is left half open to increase this effect. Delicately carved curtains can be seen as well as two more colorful flower boxes. The facing for the roof has exposed timbers arranged in an angled grid pattern with white stucco in-between. As with the other windows, the cuckoo door itself has red shutters. To finish the clock, a chimney can be seen on the right side of the roof, which is steeply angled. This clock’s understated colors and symmetrical design make it a true delight.