Value of Wall Mounted Chiming Clock?

I've searched the Internet but never seen one like mine. It was originally my great grandmother's, passed down through the generations so I would guess it's around late 1800s to early 1900s.


It's in full working order with chimes and I have the original key. It has had a new face put on by a professional clock smith and serviced.

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November 17, 20201 found this helpful

Kappel's Clock Shop in Madison, (608) 244-6165, had/has one just like it. Per their Facebook description: "Made in the 1870's. It is Anglo-American style, which are typically visually stunning, with beautiful veneers and ornamentation. This is a true example to that description, showcasing many intricate details inside and out. Inside, it has English double rolling-pins for its early pinned movement and an 8-day bell strike."

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November 18, 20200 found this helpful

Yes it is a stunning clock did it have a price on kappels clock?

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November 17, 20200 found this helpful

This clock looks very similar to yours:

It sold for £210.00 in August with 27 bids.

The face has a name on it, which yours does not, but you did state your had work. That may devalue the clock.

Please let me know if this is an exact match. They just call it an American Wall Clock.

I can't read the name on the dial--something Cross--the hand is blocking the rest.

Post back with an update!! What a treasure!

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November 18, 20202 found this helpful

Yes it is exactly the same frame the face like mine is not the original tho the original had a beautiful pattern face with pink flowers on and I'm sure if my memory is right there was a robin or similar type bird on the face as well
Glad you showed me this its the first one I've ever seen like mine xxx

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November 18, 20200 found this helpful

It is a stunning piece! This thread is a keeper!! So much awesome info!!

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November 17, 20201 found this helpful

You have such a beautiful antique clock. According to this information, it's mahogany, and American made in the early 1900s. There's a contact form here, as well:

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November 18, 20200 found this helpful

Yes read my one of my previous replies I was told by my clock smith it was American mass produced for tourists which
Was what I Thought as it was brought back to England by my great Aunt for her mother (my great grandmother)I remember the original face had a lovely coloured picture. I had it replaced as it was worn and faded.

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November 18, 20201 found this helpful

I can provide a little information about your clock as well as similar clocks that were made by the same companies.
This is the basic description an appraiser furnished me that he regularly gives out about this particular clock.

"An Anglo-American Drop Dial Wall Clock.
The dial 12ins, the case 2ft overall. The case a reddish-brown color veneer.
The 8-day pendulum movement strikes the hours on a bell.
Typical Victorian combination of an English case fitted with its original American movement, made circa 1880 - 1889 but mostly in 1885."

I was also furnished a little more information but not the name of a company because it appears several 'companies' in the US made these clocks and they were made in 3 styles but were made very plain/basic and these clocks were then sold to 'clock selling companies' in America and to several other countries.
I say basic because the face was plain - no name - and the clocks had 3 (maybe more?) distinct designs around the face of the clock.
The rest of the clock was left 'plain' and numerous different 'ornate' wood pieces could be purchased to go on the sides of the clock and also to change the 'bottom' piece.
Sold in this way, the company could have several different clocks (but originally came for one basic clock).
You can find some of these additional pieces listed on eBay as there were other companies that made clocks in the same manner.

This listing shows a kinda plain clock with almost no changes from basic design (area around face is different and no ornate sides):

This listing shows almost the same clock as yours except the bottom has a fancier piece. It also has names on the face: ?H. Cross - Brigg

This listing shows a clock close to yours but has a name also; William Wray - Brigg
The only thing that I have been able to find out about the names on the face is these were probably designers and may have also added something different to the clocks that have their names printed on the face. The original clock faces were plain the same as yours.

I checked about the price with the owner of an auction company that deals in antique and vintage clocks and he responded that lower value clocks were not bringing in very much money and he was finding them difficult to sell - his estimate was $200-$300 'on a good day'.

If you decide to sell, I would consider listing it on sites like Facebook Marketplace, IOffer, LetGo, and not on eBay or Etsy unless you are already a seller.
You can always start with a higher price - $450 with best offer and local pick up only.
If you do not receive any offers after several months then you can lower the price and wait again.

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November 18, 20201 found this helpful

I'm sorry but I just made a mistake with some information.
The clock 'bodies' were said to be made in Europe but had American 'works' and were sold in America and several other companies.
I cannot guarantee that all I stated is completely accurate but it was provided to me by an appraiser who specializes in antique/vintage clocks.

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November 19, 20200 found this helpful

Thankyou for this useful information I was told it was valued around £500 4 yrs ago by my clock smith but that was his estimation only

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