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DESCRIPTION: Johann Nacovsky, Graz, a monumental, standing electromechanical regulator, the walnut case on compressed ball feet, the base with carved, flaring pilasters with molded capitals and bases, flanking a paneled door with blind fret and applied, central flat topped pyramidic ornament, glazed door with fluted columns having carved capitals, turned, vasiform bases, and resting on molded plinths, molded, broken arch pediment with central plinth surmounted by a flame and urn finial, roman numeral white enamel dial with with fancy blued and gilt steel hands, the sunk center marked "Elektrischer Regulator Patent Johann Nacovsky Graz", brass movement with large, eight spoke great wheel, dead beat escapement, and electromagnetic remontoire, periodically winding a ratchet which tensions a spring powering the great wheel, the pendulum with decorative brass and steel tubes flanking an ebonized, wooden rod, with three engraved, horizontal ornaments, and large brass pendulum bob, together with an electronic circuit board which regulates the voltage. CONDITION: case with an old finish, minor bumps and dings, left side cornice molding with minor loss, door molding with split at top, plinth below finial with detached molding, inner pediment molding returns missing, lower panel in case back missing, dial and hands very good, movement with minor staining, pallet loose on arbor, great wheel a bit loose, escapement functional, pendulum rod with losses to ebonizing, bob with minor smudges and staining, condition of circuitry unknown ESTIMATE: $3000 - $4000 CIRCA: 1910 DIMENSIONS: 101in x 26in x 13in
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