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Antique clocks are a wonderful way to bring character to your walls and mantelpieces. Steeped in history, these antique clocks will carry with them many stories. Become yourself the new custodian of one of these fascinating pieces - read below to learn more about the antique clocks available on Vinterior.

Antique clocks for sale at Vinterior

Antique clocks for sale at Vinterior are very varied in style. From ornate brass or gilt wall clocks to charming grandfather clocks and sleek mantle clocks, there are many to choose from. French antique clocks tend to be among the most lavish when considering decorative detail, occasionally featuring figurines and other intricate neo-classical details. British antique clocks, by contrast, prefer a more simple aesthetic, elevating simple curving contours and metallic trimming.

Different styles of antique clocks

Many of the clocks with which we are most familiar qualify as antiques - if original, of course. One timeless style is the camelback antique clock, which sits on the mantelpiece with a graceful arch. Typically made from a richly coloured wood such as rosewood or walnut, this antique clock is finished with an elegant brass trim around the clock face. Other well-known antique clocks include grandfather and cuckoo wall clocks.

The history of the antique grandfather clock

Where did this antique clock pick up its grandfatherly nickname? Some believe that it was the popular 1876 song ‘My Grandfather’s Clock’ that coined the term for the longcase clock. Who was behind the song? It was composed by an American songwriter called Henry Clay Work who discovered a long grandfather clock in a Durham hotel, whilst travelling through England. When Henry enquired about the grandfather clock, he was told that it had two owners. The clock had started chiming out of time when the first owner died and when its second owner passed away, it stopped working altogether! This is what inspired him to pen the loved nursery rhyme.

How to find antique clocks

Finding good quality antique clocks can be difficult if you’re not an expert yourself. That’s where Vinterior comes in — we feature over one thousand trusted sellers of antique, vintage, reclaimed and bespoke furniture.
So, what are you waiting for? Get browsing our listings today and find the perfect antique clock for your home.