An antique grandfather clock can be the perfect choice when you want something with an old-world style to finish off your home’s décor. Freestanding grandfather clocks date back to the 17th-century, when the long case held all the necessary mechanisms that were needed to power the clock, giving them their unique shape. You simply don’t see this level of detail and craftsmanship anymore, so at LoveAntiques you can shop for grandfather clocks for sale to bring some vintage charm to your home.
Why a Vintage Grandfather Clock adds Charm to your Home
A grandfather clock works well in all sorts of spaces and helps you create a homely, cosy décor. Antique grandfather clocks are powered by a pendulum, which swings back and forth every second to tell the time. This creates the rhythmic tick, which many people love listening to when they are relaxing. Grandfather clocks also have the pleasing clock chimes, which usually go off every quarter of an hour.
An Antique Grandfather Clock is a Great Conversation Piece
If you’re looking for a unique piece to finish off your room, then a grandfather clock is a great choice. Antique grandfather clocks are the sort of piece that will really stand out and create a focal point in the room, and everyone will want to know the history of the item and where you got it. If you want to buy a grandfather clock from a trusted UK seller, browse the range listed on LoveAntiques to see some of the unique items on offer.
Old Grandfather Clocks crafted in Beautiful Wood
When you browse our grandfather clocks for sale, you’ll no doubt appreciate the craftsmanship, which begins with authentic wood. Many types of wood aren’t used in modern pieces of furniture or decorative items, as they’re endangered, so your antique grandfather clock will be something that can’t be replicated.
Look out for grandfather clocks that are:
- Mahogany cased – mahogany is a classic wood that was often used to create these grand clocks
- Oak cased – the oak cased clock style was popular in Georgian times, often with intricate carvings for an ornate look
- Walnut longcase clocks – walnut is another rare wood that has depth and looks beautiful in your home
Find a Fully Restored Grandfather Clock for Sale
When you look inside a grandfather clock, you’ll see all the tiny pieces that work together to power the clock, and most antique clocks also have intricate features from a brass dial to a beautiful inlay. If you’re looking for 18th century grandfather clocks, you’ll find many pieces on LoveAntiques that have been beautifully restored, ready to take pride of place in your home. Old grandfather clocks often need a lot of work to bring them back to working order and will often need a clockmaker to repair the mechanism, but at LoveAntiques you can buy a vintage grandfather clock that is hundreds of years old, yet still in working order.
A Vintage Grandfather Clock from British Makers
When you look at some of the grandfather clocks for sale through LoveAntiques, you’ll notice the majority of them were made in Great Britain. British grandfather clocks are the most common kind, and there were many clockmakers in England and Scotland who made these incredible pieces by hand. You will occasionally see a grandfather clock for sale made in France, although they have a different silhouette to the British designs.
When you’re searching for grandfather clocks for sale, check out the range at LoveAntiques. When you want to buy a grandfather clock online, you want to ensure you’re buying from a reputable antiques dealer who knows their products. We only list clocks being sold by verified dealers, so if you are interested in one of their pieces, you can buy online or send them a message directly for more information.