Antique And Classic Clocks

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Whether is it antique grandfather clocks, mantle clocks, cuckoo clocks, wall clocks or kitchen clocks, using antique clocks as part of your home decor design offers a way to break the mold of standard design.

There are many types of antique clocks, and price range varies greatly depending on the age, the quality, the materials used, the "brand" or manufacturer, the type of clock and other factors. Antique clocks range from simple design to ornate victorian, and can be made of wood, brass or porcelain.

Because they were generally made by hand individually, no two antique clocks are exactly alike. That is the element that I like most.

This article will examine the various types of clocks that are available and provide some basic price ranges that you can expect to pay.

Antique Grandfather clocks

These are the most stately of antique clocks and totally define a room if properly placed. The elegance and robustness of their chimes make grandfather clocks one of the most sought after antique clocks. Prices for grandfather clocks range from $300 – $10,000+ depending on quality and brand name.

Antique Wall clocks

Antique wall clocks are one of my favorite types of antique clocks. Their simple elegance was definitely more utlitarian than some other types, as their design was very simple – make it easy to tell time from a distace. Most antique wall clocks were circular, and made of heavy oak or walnut wood. Prices for antique wall clocks range from $200 – $1000.

Anique Empire clocks

Empire clocks are my favorite. I previously had a very nice empire clock and it was a large, masculine and beautiful antique clock. Some empire clocks are very ornate with their painted glass fronts, and range from $500 – $2000.

Antique Mantle Clocks

Antique mantle clocks were simple time pieces that set in the family room, on the mantle of the fireplace. Think of mantle clocks (also known as mantel clocks) as the "everyday" clock. These simple clocks could also be ornate, especially some of the porcelain variety. Prices range from $200 – $500.

Antique Kitchen clocks

Antique kitchen clocks were also utilitarian in nature, although some were ornate with scrolls and gingerbread. Typically made out of oak, antique kitchen clocks had their place on a table or mantle in the kitchen (hence the name). Prices range from $200 – $500.

Antique Regulator clocks

Antique regulator clocks were typically found in business places, and provided a rich look. Generally larger than most antique clocks, regulator clocks offered wood and glass, and could be ornate, though most were pretty basic design. A quality antique regulator clock will price between $500 – $1500.

Antique Cuckoo clocks

Perhaps everyone’s favorites, antique cuckoo clocks were engineering excellence in a time of hand-crafted wood making. The clock movements that were required to make the cuckoo work were really pretty amazing if you consider what was involved. Prices for cuckoo clocks vary greatly, depending on quality, style, brand, and materials. Prices range from $200 – $2000.

Antique Banjo clocks

Antique banjo clocks were somewhat whimsical in nature. However their simple design is what made them so appealing. You can find many different variations of antique banjo clocks, and they typically price between $200 – $500.

By the way, one other benefit of antique clocks, is that unlike most things you purchase, they go up in value. The longer you keep them, the more they are worth. That’s a hard deal to pass up.

By: Rob Brown

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