Mantel clocks or 'Shelf clocks' are relatively small house clocks traditionally placed on the shelf, or mantel, above the fireplace. The form, first developed in France in the s, can be distinguished from earlier chamber clocks of similar size due to a lack of carrying handles. These clocks are often highly ornate, decorative works.
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Mantel clocks in Shipston-on-Stour. The very earliest clocks often took the form of mantel clocks and for the last three hundred years they have been an essential form of time keeper in all their variations. Early mantel clocks are generally large and English, where as French and German clockmakers had their greatest success with less expensive clocks made throughout the 19th century.
These items are not for sale and the descriptions, images and prices are for reference purposes only. You can reduce the number of items displayed by entering a keyword that must be included in the description of the item. A Kren Anniversary glass dome clock with, day German, with three atlas Gods holding chains. Height 31 cm.
A very nice quality French ormolu and bronze gilt decorative mantel clock with urn standing on a gilt wooden base. The clock has a white enamel dial with an eight An extremely fine quality arched top mahogany English bracket or table clock with figured mahogany and boxwood string inlay to the front of the case and brass fish scale side
There are many customers who like such clocks and what about you? In case you would like to have one of these at home, you have come to the right place. That is because all of these silver mantel clocks are interesting visually and quite useful.
This article is based on a part of a lecture held in September here in our gallery in Amsterdam. In it the production process of the French ormolu mantel clock will be explained and which workmen were responsible for the result. A short literature list is stated below.
Antique mantel clocks have been around for over two centuries, and for good reasons. They not only tell time. Also known as shelf clocks, they are breathtaking ornamental pieces that have graced all styles and sizes of homes since the 17 th century.