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Antique Clocks

Antique clocks are a wonderful way to bring character to your walls and mantelpieces. Steeped in history, the antique clocks for sale in our curated collection carry with them many stories. Invest in one of these fascinating pieces, whether it’s a decorative antique mantel clock or an antique wall clock, and up your home décor curation today.Are you searching for an elegantly encased long clock? Or perhaps an austere-feeling antique clock to hang on the kitchen wall? Or perhaps you’re an avid collector of fine timepieces and are scouring the marketplaces for that one-of-a-kind piece? No matter your reasons, discover antique clocks you’ll love for sale at Vinterior.Sourced by our network of dedicated dealers and independent sellers, our marketplace is stocked with high-quality characterful pieces to bring your home to life. Read below to learn more about the antique clocks available on Vinterior and shop our marketplace today..

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Antique clocks for sale at Vinterior

Antique clocks for sale at Vinterior are varied in style. From ornate brass or gilt antique wall clocks to charming grandfather clocks and sleek antique 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, like our collection of 1930s mantel clocks.

How to choose between 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 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 wall clocks for your home

Finding good quality antique wall 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 mantel clock for your home.

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