Good-quality antique Black Forest cuckoo clocks that have been cleaned and restored to excellent operating condition are hard to find...especially at this low price. We've found a supplier who has a sizeable collection of these charming clocks and will be offering them to us...one by one...over the coming months. This great example is in the dramatic darker finish which makes a wonderful statement as it hangs on the wall. The 30-hour movement has been professionally serviced and the cuckoo sings his call---once each half-hour and then cuckoos full hours at twelve o'clock. The original old bird bows and flaps his wings as he sings his merry song. There are eight deeply carved leaves on the case and a cluster of grapes at the lower portion of the decorations. The numerals are pinned (rather than the later versions that were usually glued onto the dial)....marking this as an older clock. The hands are later replacements. I frequently see these selling for well over $1,000 and not in very good shape at that. So, this is a great "buy" for the next owner of this nice cuckoo clock. As a courtesy to our cuckoo clock buyers, we will send a complimentary copy of the charming children's book entitled THE CUCKOO CLOCK by Mary Stolz. The lovely illustrations and delightful story in this long-out-of-print book will enchant every cuckoo clock owner as well as their children and grandchildren.