- Nov 5, 2020
The first two pictures, I would call parlor clocks
Depends where you live, I think. In Europe they are very hard to sell.Appreciate that. Probably not that valuable. Maybe $100 each or so?
Sort of like a piece of antique furniture that has been re-finished, ruins value. Appreciate that.Depends where you live, I think. In Europe they are very hard to sell.
Your best guide to prices would be to look at the 'completed/sold sales' section of E-Bay for similar clocks.
The cases of the ones you show have been heavily 'restored', which some collectors might not like.
I'm looking at buying them locally. From what I can find on Ebay, this type clock is not that valuable. Like you said probably 100-150, some less, some more.Both clocks look in good shape and probably original, I certainly would not remove the finish, it looks pretty good. As to value, $100 to $150, the darker one the best.If you are selling them it would cost too much to be worthwhile Good luck.
Who made them? German. I'm surprised that these parlor and kitchen clocks don't demand a higher value, They are attractive clocks, vintage clocks, some with chime and alarm function. I offered $50 each for a total of $100 for both, we will see but I guess from what you say, not worth much.We had a collection of 75+/- of them from a shop a friend purchased. There were both oak and better grade walnut/mahogany parlor clocks in the lot. We took them to the Dallas NAWCC show 3 or 4 years ago. We sold all but 5 or 6 of them, they were rats. Our selling prices ranged from $25 to $75. I guess I did give one of them away. Just so as to not have to inventory and move it again, and also to amuse me.
I just imagine these clocks left on your door step swaddled in a blanket placed in a little basket with a note asking you to care for their clock?RM, funny you should mention giving one away recently. I had a former customer's kitchen clock that I had done a complete overhaul of, more than 25 years ago. The customer never picked it up and did not respond to repeated calls, letters, and so forth. It was a decent oak version in nice shape. I put a pendulum on it a couple of years ago, wound it, and presto, it ran fine. I gave it to my barber's wife. She loved and he insisted on my getting a free haircut. So, the value in the market today must have been about $20? If that was the case that was one darned cheap overhaul. I won't even consider repairing them today. And to that point, I have another oak mantle clock I did under protest 3+ years ago for a friend of my wife. I did it for free, and it is still here. She hasn't bothered to pick it up.