What is a Grandfather Clock?
A grandfather clock is a commanding clock that just may be one of the most recognizable timepieces in the world.
Some notable characteristics are:
They usually measure about 6- or 7-feet tall
They’re also referred to as “longcase clocks” or a “floor clocks”
The long body of the clock is typically constructed from various woods and contains the clock’s gearwork (such as the chimes and the pendulum) The clock face is inset at the top
Most clocks are set on an elaborate base called “toe molding,” and feature an ornate “bonnet” at the top (which is essentially a split pediment embellished with a central finial)
Gustavian grandfather clocks are among the notable exceptions to the split pediment bonnet characteristic. Most Gustavian grandfather clocks feature a rounded top that mimics the curvature of the clock face.
Antique Grandfather Clocks for Sale
Grandfather clocks have stood the test of time. (See what we did there?)
Stylish tickers are hard to come by, though, especially when it comes to antique grandfather clocks.
Thankfully, Chairish makes it easy to shop for designer-grade antique grandfather clocks from all over the country.
We carry hundreds of items, all which are hand-selected by our genius in-house curation team. Each team member has the knowledge of the must-have characteristics that are on the top of every designers’ wish list.
Trust us, this team is the best!
Time-Tested Grandfather Clocks
Shop with us to discover a unique edit of clocks that you won’t find anywhere else.
Discover grandfather clock designs from virtually every era, ranging from modernist 20th-century clocks designed by George Nelson and Arthur Umanoff to rare 18th-century antique clocks that you won’t find anywhere else.
Discover Chippendale clocks that feature elegant pediments and Swedish Gustavian clocks that would make a striking statement in any shabby chic or farmhouse-style space.
Shop clocks in a wide array of wood finishes. In our selection of grandfather clocks for sale, you’ll find:
We also carry a number of painted wood styles, perfect for evoking a more casual feel. Or, you can opt for extravagance and bling with gold gilt and filigree accents. Use our 15+ color filters to make locating the perfect color clock even easier.
So, when it comes to old grandfather clock designs, don’t waste your precious time shopping anywhere else. Head right here to Chairish, where great vintage clocks are always in stock and ready to ship your way today!
Questions & Answers
- What are some popular grandfather clocks styles?
- Popular grandfather clocks styles are Traditional, French, and American.
- How many vintage grandfather clocks does Chairish have in stock?
- We have 160+ vintage grandfather clocks in stock.
- Do you carry Brown grandfather clocks
- We have grandfather clocks in popular colors including Brown, Gold, and White.
- Do you carry Wood grandfather clocks
- Wood, Metal, and Brass are our most popular grandfather clocks material types.
- Does Chairish have grandfather clocks on sale?
- Yes! We have 40+ grandfather clocks on sale.
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