Antique Folk Art Wall Clock with Hand Painted Snakeskin Wood
Here we have a rare, antique folk art clock from deep rural Minnesota. Back in the day some old farm boy/girl needed to tell some time, so they just went and made a clock. This bad boy is hand painted plywood and a mechanism that harkens back to bygone era.
Check out the wicked font on those gold numbers. It's almost naive industrial gothic. Foreboding to the hilt. I'm guessing the clock was made in the 30s but it might be earlier. It needs mechanical work, but the look sure doesn't. Parts of the wood face looks like snakeskin because of the elements over the years (see pics).
My theory is this was Flava Flav's first neck clock. The theory is highly unlikely, yet highly entertaining to yours truly.
The industrial wall clock measures just under 16" from top corner to bottom corner. Each side is about 11". The mechanism on the clock turns on but the clock isn't working. The small knob neck to the dial hand base gets some movement, but the hands don't move. I think it might be missing a piece. This one needs your restoration skills. I recommend new wiring as well. Once you work your magic and cover the the reverse wood box, this thing will sing.
The piece is sold AS IS. Please see all pics as they are part of the description. Let me know if you have any questions about it.
I ship to the continental USA only. Free shipping on the clock.
It's game time y'all. No one's got one of these. Trust me.