This is a very ornate Tudor style Black Forest house cuckoo clock. It has a curved roof with hand spliced wooden shingles and animated wood chopper. The shudder windows are open and flower baskets enhance the windows. Two hand carved trees, fountain, boulders and a goose decorate this cuckoo clock.
At the top of the hour the cuckoo bird will emerge from the door and call the hour and then return inside the door. During the cuckoo call the wood chopper will chop wood. At the bottom of the hour the cuckoo will call only once as the wood chopper chops once to mark the half hour.
The clock is made by Anton Schneider in Schonach, Germany. It uses the German Regula model 25 movement which is reliable and easy to service. Two cast iron pine cones apply gravity to the brass, tarnish resistant chains which drive the movement, time and cuckoo call. A night shut-off switch is also standard for quiet time or night use. The pendulum swings back and forth to allow the escapement of the mechanical mechanism.