Mantel clocks 1st appeared during the middle of the 18th Century in France and were created (as the name suggests) to sit on top of a shelf or mantel over the fireplace. Intended to be seen, the cases were designed in a range in materials from Mahogany and Oak, metal, Marble and porcelain and reflected the fashions of the day. While the movement and dial were kept to a minimum, Mantel clocks soon became all about the case. By the 19th Century they could be found in all manner of shapes from buildings, statues, vases, boxes as well as brass Skeleton clocks and much more. During the 20th Century much of that excessive ornamentation was removed to leave simple elegant forms. Due to their smaller size, variety and aesthetic appeal, antique and vintage Mantel clocks remain very popular and versatile today.
When buying any clock it is important to get one which has been checked and serviced by a professional to ensure it works hassle free for many years to come. At LoveAntiques our reputable dealers do all this for you giving you the piece of mind that you are getting a lovely authentic timepiece.
Good Carved Cased German Mantel Clock Arch Top Barley Twist Columns - 8-day Striking Clock
" It's Time " Fret 42 Ltd
Beautiful French Repeater Carriage Clock. Serviced and Restored
Debenham Antiques Ltd
18th Century Swedish Gustavian Gilt And Painted Mantle Clock
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Mahogany Bracket Clock Signed M.Beal Sheffield