Vienna Regulator Clock No 346 before restoring the headpiece.
Often when found, antiques show more “age” than we might want, a chip of veneer missing here, a bit of stringing lost there, some finish removed when someone taped the pendulum to the back of the case... Or, as the buyer of number 346 put it, “The clock does look a little forlorn. I am glad you can envision the final product. I don't have enough experience to be able to tell it's potential.”
Yes, this piece (measuring only 25 inches long) offered massive potential, but wanted a lot of love to realize it.