Antique Clocks

seoAre you searching for antique clocks such as antique mantel clocks or antique French clocks? More than six-thousand years has been dedicated to perfecting the clock. For as long as humankind has been in existence, so also existed that insatiable desire to record time and the past. In the medieval times, large clock towers signified to those surrounding individuals the times for prayer. From farmers to ancient Egyptians, clocks have not only served as an essential asset to our everyday lives, but a form of art as well. Solvang Antiques is your ideal source for beautiful antique clocks, from antique grandfather clocks and tall case clocks to carriage clocks and antique wall clocks.

 

Solvang Antiques is a clock collector’s dream come true ­ a rare opportunity for antique lovers to discover, enjoy, acquire and learn about antique clocks of every type imaginable. Where else can you immerse yourself in a world of over 300 antique timepieces from England, America, France, Germany, Holland and Austria, featuring important examples from the 17th to 20th centuries?

 

In the early 1600s, clocks were considered to be luxurious items whose ownership was reserved for only the most wealthy and prominent of civilians in the United States. Centuries later, antique clocks may still be considered by many as status symbols. Owning and collecting finely-made items such as antique French clocks or antique mantel clocks is a wonderful pastime and hobby.

 

You’ll discover American antique clocks of every variety from early colonial wood works clocks to American tall case clocks, banjo clocks, pillar and scroll clocks, double-dial calendar clocks, mystery and novelty clocks, school clocks and railroad clocks. Here you will also find fine French doré bronze, porcelain and marquetry clocks; English tall case, bracket and musical clocks; Austrian Vienna regulator, bracket and musical automaton painting clocks; German regulators, westminster chiming wall and mantel clocks; Dutch marquetry inlaid quarter-hour chiming and musical tall case clocks; French mystery, animated and novelty clocks; marine chronometers; skeleton clocks; tower and street clocks; timepiece, repeating and quarter-hour grand sonnerie carriage clocks; precision jeweler’s regulators; and one-of-a-kind museum-quality clocks made for royalty, important military leaders, celebrities and captains of industry, ­ those rare personages with the vast wealth, substantial knowledge and good taste to commission extraordinary work from the world’s finest horological geniuses.

 

Some of the well known and sought after clock and watchmakers in our inventory have included: England: Thomas Tompion, Fromanteel, James McCabe, John Ellicott, Charles Frodsham, Joseph Knibb, Simon DeCharmes, Paul Rimbault, Elliott, and Hamilton France: Raingo, Breguet, LeRoy, Japy Freres, Berthoud, Drocourt and L’Epee American: Eli Terry, Chauncey Jerome, Silas Hoadley, Atkins, Birge, Seth Thomas, E. Howard, Ansonia, Ithaca, Waterbury and Ingraham Germany/Holland: Gustav Becker, Lenzkirch, Marenzeller and Winterhalder & Hofmeier, Jan Henkels, Paul Conrad and Stephen Hanet.

 

Come and discover the weekly new arrivals of fine 18th and 19th century American and European antique clocks including impressive antique grandfather clocks and antique wall clocks. Come and visit Solvang for reputable service as one of the finest multi-dealer galleries in the United States. Great value and service, friendly and knowledgeable sales staff, world class restoration facilities and personalized attention makes shopping for antique clocks, such as antique mantel clocks, at Solvang Antiques, a satisfying experience.

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