Antique Collectable Clocks: Investment In Time

Why Buy An Antique Mantel Clock?

Antique collectable mantle clocks are an investment in time. They allow you to enjoy the benefits and brilliance of old world artisanship and the beauty of their work. Antique mantel clocks are a wonderful way to acquire collectible art and enhance your home with an investment both in beauty and value. Here, we specialize in small mantel clocks that can fit on your mantel piece or shelf, adding charm to your home as well as increasing in value over the years. Try buying a new one and see what it is worth the following week. Not much. With an antique collectible mantel clock, you can benefit from both beauty and an investment that over time will increase in value for you or your children --- a beautiful and collectible clock that you can pass down to others in your family as an heirloom.

What Defines One?

Mantel clocks are normally placed on shelves or fireplaces and are generally small and portable. This style of antique clock was originally developed in France in the 1750s and many were constructed from any combination of gilt metal such as ormolu (bronze with 7% gold), porcelain and/or wood. Most of these antique mantel French clocks were very ornately decorated works. They were key wound and have a swinging pendulum to keep time. The typical French antique clock was also a highly decorative mantle clock with many of them showing angelic small figures and sometimes referred to as an antique cherub clock.

The mantel clock is different from the wall version, whose movements were upward fixed on the back board. Mantel clock movements lay on a seat board. However the mantle clock borrowed the use of the regulator type pendulum that is seen in many wall clocks. The 1790s saw mantel clocks being sold in America. Boston was the first area for the sale for an antique American clock.

Why Buy From Us?

Buying a collectable antique mantel clock from benefits you because not only is it reasonably priced but it is a trouble free, running and working mantle clock. All of our unique antique mantel clocks have been tested, cleaned and restored where called for. Each antique clock is in excellent running condition, but you should expect them to have some wear from moving, wars, usage, storage etc. over the hundred or more years they have been around; however, there is nothing untoward that would prevent your enjoyment of these beautiful, unusual and decorative mantel clocks, objects of (functional) art.

You will also benefit by finding antique mantel clocks that are both attractive and elegant decorative items that will define your home with their classic addition at reasonable pricing. These classic mantel clocks provide the additional benefit of increasing in value over time, while a contemporary piece or a simply decorative item usually will not. The clock you purchase from us is not just an antique and old clock, but a valuable work of art! Ours is one of the premier antique clock stores with our informative antique clock website where you may find some beauty to grace your home.

What We Look For

As you may see from the photographs of the mantle clocks for sale here, we offer for sale unique and desirable antique mantel clocks that range in price from exceptionally affordable decorative mantel clocks to those that are exceptionally rare. In every case the mantel clocks we offer for sale are pretty to look at and are excellent investments in time. The French mantel clocks are always desirable and very ornate. The American mantel clocks, such as Ansonia, tend to be more unadorned, usually of wood with some bronze or gilt metal garnishment. Especially desirable nowadays are Art Deco mantel clocks, and you can find all of these here at excellent prices. Prices are posted on the interior pages where you will discover some of the best pricing among antique clock shops anywhere. You are even welcome to make a reasonable offer, which may be considered, for any of our antique mantel clocks.

The ULTIMATE Guarantee

Your collectible mantle clock is ready to be enjoyed, is running and a good time keeper. All of our clocks have the easiest guarantee. When you buy an antique clock from us we guarantee your complete right of return of the clock within 3 days of your receipt. You just pay the shipping of the clock back to us in the same condition in which it was received and 100% of your purchase price, less our shipping, shall be refunded. We further guarante the mechanism for one full year from receipt. Just remove it from the clock, by the two screws that hold it in place, pack it carefully and return it to us insured for the price you paid for the clock.

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