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French Provincial Walnut Grandfather Clock
Located in New York, NY
French Provincial (Mid-18th Century) walnut grandfather clock with fruitwood inlay and fluted sides. (Not working)
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18th Century and Earlier French Louis XVI Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Glass, Walnut

  • French Provincial Walnut Grandfather Clock
  • Antique French Provincial Walnut Grandfather Clock
  • French Provincial Walnut Grandfather Clock
  • Antique French Provincial Walnut Grandfather Clock
H 97.5 in. W 23 in. D 14.75 in.
French Louis XV Grandfather Clock
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XV-style (19th Century) large carved walnut and gilt trimmed grandfather clock signed on dial: "NAVAND" (Not working).    
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19th Century Louis XV Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Walnut

  • French Louis XV Grandfather Clock
  • Antique French Louis XV Grandfather Clock
  • French Louis XV Grandfather Clock
  • Antique French Louis XV Grandfather Clock
H 133 in. W 18.75 in. D 14 in.
19th Century French Comtoise Grandfather Clock
Located in Winter Park, FL
A French country comtoise or grandfather clock with polychrome painted pine case and embossed pendulum. Original seven day Morbier movement, cleaned and in working order, having an e...
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19th Century French French Provincial Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Enamel, Brass

  • 19th Century French Comtoise Grandfather Clock
  • Antique 19th Century French Comtoise Grandfather Clock
  • 19th Century French Comtoise Grandfather Clock
  • Antique 19th Century French Comtoise Grandfather Clock
H 91.25 in. W 19.75 in. D 8.25 in.
French Louis XV Style Ormolu Grandfather Clock
By Jean-Henri Riesener
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A fine 19th century french Louis XV style ormolu-mounted mahogany grandfather clock, having wonderful gilded ormolu mounts, with three cherubs in clouds around the white and black en...
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19th Century French Louis XV Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Ormolu

  • French Louis XV Style Ormolu Grandfather Clock
  • Antique French Louis XV Style Ormolu Grandfather Clock
  • French Louis XV Style Ormolu Grandfather Clock
  • Antique French Louis XV Style Ormolu Grandfather Clock
H 88.59 in. W 19.69 in. D 11.82 in.
Antique French Provincial Grandfather Clock, Circa 1870-1880
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique French provincial grandfather clock, circa 1870-1880.
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Late 19th Century French French Provincial Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Wood

French Art Nouveau Oak Grandfather Clock Georges Tuck
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau oak grandfather clock with carved sleeping lady and rooster on top (Georges Turck) (pg. 153, Fantasy Furniture). Currently does not run.  
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Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Oak

Vernis Martin Style Grandfather Clock
Located in Wilson, NC
Vernis Martin style grandfather clock, with the front and sides richly embellished with ormolu mounts. The door is painted with cupids holding wreaths and doves surrounding a convex ...
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1840s French Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Metal, Brass

  • Vernis Martin Style Grandfather Clock
  • Antique Vernis Martin Style Grandfather Clock
  • Vernis Martin Style Grandfather Clock
  • Antique Vernis Martin Style Grandfather Clock
H 94 in. W 20.5 in. D 14.5 in.
French 18th Century Coromandel and Ormolu Grandfather Clock
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A magnificent large scale French 18th century Coromandel and ormolu Grandfather Clock, by André Furet. This very unique and high quality clock is raised by rectangular base with a li...
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18th Century French Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Ormolu

French Late 19th Century Louis XV Grandfather Clock
Located in Los Angeles, CA
French late 19th century Louis XV grandfather clock.
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Late 19th Century French Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Wood

French 19th Century Louis XV St. Grandfather Clock
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A spectacular and extremely high quality French mid-19th century Louis XV st. kingwood, tulipwood, and ormolu grandfather clock. The clock is raised by a fine scalloped shaped kingwo...
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19th Century French Louis XV Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Ormolu

French 18th Century Louis XVI Period Oak Grandfather Clock
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A most elegant French 18th century Louis XVI period oak grandfather clock. The clock is raised by fine bun feet below a mottled finally carved foliate band. The case displays one doo...
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18th Century French Louis XVI Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Oak

French 18th Century Louis XVI Period Oak Grandfather Clock
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A handsome French 18th century Louis XVI period oak grandfather clock. The clock is raised by a square mottled base with an elegant carved recessed design. At the center is a finely ...
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18th Century French Louis XVI Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Oak

19th Century French Comtoise Grandfather Clock with Automated Pendulum
Located in Winter Park, FL
A French Country comtoise, or grandfather clock, with polychrome painted pine case and embossed brass pendulum. Original seven day Morbier movement, professionally cleaned and in wor...
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19th Century French Country Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Brass, Enamel

19th Century French Comtoise Grandfather Clock with Automated Pendulum
Located in Winter Park, FL
A French Country comtoise, or grandfather clock, with polychrome painted pine case and embossed brass pendulum. Original seven day Morbier movement, professionally cleaned and in wor...
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19th Century French Country Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Brass, Enamel

19th Century French Comtoise Grandfather Clock with Automated Pendulum
Located in Winter Park, FL
A French Country comtoise, or grandfather clock, with polychrome painted pine case and embossed brass pendulum. Original seven day Morbier movement, professionally cleaned and in wor...
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19th Century French Country Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Brass, Enamel

Antique French Napoleon III Ormolu Mounted Mahogany Grandfather Clock Circa 1880
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique French Napoleon III ormolu mounted mahogany grandfather clock Circa 1885-1890. This is a beautiful clock, with wonderful exotic wood inlays and ormolu finishings. It is in th...
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Late 19th Century French Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Ormolu

19th Century French Empire Comtoise or Grandfather Clock with Hunting Scene
Located in Labrit, Landes
Grandfather clock or Comtoise from South West of France, Gers, late 19th century. The pendulum and the clock are painted in Rococo style ornamentation. On the pendulum a hunter in ...
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1880s French French Provincial Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Metal

19th Century French Empire Comtoise or Grandfather Clock with Romantic Scene
Located in Labrit, Landes
Grandfather clock or Comtoise from South West of France, late 19th century. The case is sober. The clock is decorated with a romantic scene between a shepherd and a gallant man. Good...
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1880s French French Provincial Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Brass

Early 19th Century French Carved Oak Painted Grandfather Clock from Normandy
Located in Dallas, TX
Invite the elegance of France into your home with this exceptionally carved "Saint Nicholas" long case clock from Northern France, circa 1820. This tall and colorful case clock, is e...
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Early 19th Century French Louis XV Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Oak

French 19th Century Walnut Bonnet Top Grandfather Clock with Griffin Motifs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A country French walnut grandfather clock from the 19th century, with brass Empire style griffin figures and 'chapeau de gendarme' top. Created in France during the 19th century, thi...
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19th Century French Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Brass

French 19th Century Regence Style Ormolu & Kingwood Grandfather Tall Case Clock
By Charles Cressent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A very fine and palatial French 19th century Regence style figural ormolu-mounted kingwood and tulipwood floral marquetry long-case regulator, after a Model by Charles Cressent (Fren...
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19th Century French Regency Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Bronze

Early 19th Century French Carved Oak Painted Grandfather Clock from Normandy
Located in Dallas, TX
Invite the elegance of France into your home with this exceptionally carved "Saint Nicholas" long case clock from Northern France, circa 1820. This tall and colorful case clock, is e...
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Early 19th Century French Louis XV Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Oak

18th Century French Provincial Oak Grandfather Clock with an Enamel Griffin Face
Located in New York, NY
French Provincial (18th Cent) oak grandfather clock with an enamel clock face having metal griffins (Non-operational).
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18th Century and Earlier French Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Enamel

French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Ormolu-Mounted Grandfather - Tall Case Clock
By Alfred Emmanuel Louis Beurdeley
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A very fine French 19th Century Louis XVI style ormolu-mounted amaranth, tulipwood, sycamore and parquetry pedestal Régulateur de Parquet Tall Case Clock, Attributed to Alfred Emman...
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19th Century French Louis XVI Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Bronze

Exceptional Louis XVI Style Gilt Bronze and Malachite Grandfather Clock
Located in London, GB
Exceptional Louis XVI style gilt bronze and malachite grandfather clock French, late 19th century Measures: Height 250cm, width 54cm, depth 33cm This superb longcase clock is a ...
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Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Malachite, Ormolu

English Longcase or Grandfather Clock George III 19th Century
Located in Labrit, Landes
Grandfather’s clock or longcase clock George III Good condition the mecanism has been revised by a watchmaker.  
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Mid-19th Century French George III Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Oak, Walnut

Monumental 19th Century Ormolu Mounted Onyx & Marble Longcase Grandfather Clock
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A monumental architectural French 19th century neoclassical Revival gilt bronze mounted beige and red onyx longcase grandfather clock. The very impressive clock-case surmounted by a ...
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Early 1900s French Neoclassical Revival Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Onyx, Marble, Bronze

French Painted Tall Case Morbier Clock
Located in Woodbury, CT
Faux-painted, French Morbier tall case clock with brass and enamel face, hammered brass pendulum. Posies, lily-of-the-valley and strawberry blossoms decorate the base and case door, ...
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19th Century French French Provincial Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Pine

  • French Painted Tall Case Morbier Clock
  • French Painted Tall Case Morbier Clock
  • French Painted Tall Case Morbier Clock
  • French Painted Tall Case Morbier Clock
H 90 in. W 20 in. D 9.5 in.
18th Century French Tall Case Clock
Located in Winter Park, FL
An 18th century tall case clock from Normandy. The case is made of oak with beautiful floral carved relief and waxed patina. Cast brass clock surround with rooster. The 18th century ...
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18th Century French Country Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Brass

  • 18th Century French Tall Case Clock
  • 18th Century French Tall Case Clock
  • 18th Century French Tall Case Clock
  • 18th Century French Tall Case Clock
H 91 in. W 14.5 in. D 10 in.
19th Century French Boulle Longcase Clock
By André-Charles Boulle
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very good quality late 19th Century French boulle inlaid longcase clock, having wonderful scrolling gilded ormolu mounts, an ebonised case with tortoiseshell brass inlaid panels, T...
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Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Brass

  • 19th Century French Boulle Longcase Clock
  • 19th Century French Boulle Longcase Clock
  • 19th Century French Boulle Longcase Clock
  • 19th Century French Boulle Longcase Clock
H 81.5 in. W 31.5 in. D 14.57 in.
Clock, France, 19th C., after Charles Cressent 'France, 1685-1768'
By Charles Cressent
Located in Madrid, ES
Clock. Palo santo, rosewood, golden bronze. France, 19th century, modeled after Charles Cressent (France, 1685-1768). Wooden box grandfather clock in which palo santo, rosewood an...
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19th Century French Neoclassical Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Bronze, Other

French Tall Case Clock or Horloge de Parquet
Located in Winter Park, FL
An early 19th century French horloge de parquet, or tall clock, from Normandy. The case is made of solid oak and is in three parts, tapering down at the base and with brass pendulum ...
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Mid-19th Century French French Provincial Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Brass, Enamel

French Marble, Onyx, Enamel and Ormolu Pedestal Clock
Located in New Orleans, LA
This beautiful French vitrine clock styled in the Moroccan taste is an exquisite work of artistry and craftsmanship. Featuring a clock, thermometer and barometer, no detail has been ...
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Late 19th Century French Moorish Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Onyx, Marble, Enamel, Ormolu

French 19th Century Oak Tall Case Clock
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
Outstanding French case clock in solid oak. This stunning case clock would add beauty to any room! Please see photos for more detail, circa 1880s The fine clock has all it's working...
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19th Century French Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Brass

  • French 19th Century Oak Tall Case Clock
  • French 19th Century Oak Tall Case Clock
  • French 19th Century Oak Tall Case Clock
  • French 19th Century Oak Tall Case Clock
H 91.75 in. W 20.25 in. D 11.13 in.
Antique 18th Century French Decorative Long Case Clock
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique 18th century French decorative long case clock.
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18th Century French Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Wood

French Gilt Bronze and Enamel Mounted Onyx Standing Clock
Located in London, GB
French gilt bronze and enamel mounted onyx standing clock French, late 19th century Height 126cm, width 36cm, depth 27cm This beautiful pedestal clock is crafted in a wonderful ...
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Late 19th Century French Neoclassical Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Onyx, Marble, Bronze, Enamel, Ormolu

19th Century French Comtoise Tall Longcase Painted Pine Clock
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A very tall rustic painted pine longcase clock having Folk Art floral decoration and pretty enamel face with ornate pressed brass figural top. Round piece of glass has been replaced,...
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19th Century French Folk Art Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Wood

Superb Carved 18th c French Lantern Clock Case with Movement
Located in Houston, TX
Found in Northern France, this wonderful 18th c. Longcase (grandfather) from the Normandy region of France is truly a special find. Beautifully detailed, the exterior is carved with...
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18th Century French Other Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Brass

French Renaissance Style Marble Long-Case Clock, 19th Century
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A fine quality, late 19th century, French Renaissance style Rouge marble, Onyx, gilded ormolu and champleve enamel pedestal long case clock. The wonderful coloured enamel drapes to t...
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Late 19th Century French Renaissance Revival Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Onyx, Marble, Enamel, Ormolu

18th Century French Standing Clock Housing w/ Original Ochre Paints
Located in Malaga, ES
18th century French standing clock housing with original ochre paints.    
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18th Century French Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Wood

Palatial & Rare Napoleon III French Ormolu and Patinated Bronze Clock, Detouche
By C. Detouche
Located in New York, NY
A palatial, extremely rare, and important Napoleon III French ormolu and patinated bronze regulateur de parquet clock, by Louis-Constantin Detouche, Paris, circa 1850. The clock c...
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19th Century French Napoleon III Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Bronze, Ormolu

19th Century French Gothic Stripped Oak Long Case Clock
Located in Dallas, TX
Found in Brittany, France, this amazing 19th century French Gothic stripped oak long case clock boasts incredible hand carved detail across its entire facade! Just an inch under eigh...
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1870s French Gothic Revival Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Brass, Enamel

Antique French Louis XVI Mahogany and Ormolu Longcase Clock, circa 1890
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique French Louis XVI Mahogany and ormolu longcase clock, circa 1890.
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Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Ormolu

French Neoclassical Style Enamel, Onyx, and Gilt Bronze Pedestal Clock
Located in London, GB
French neoclassical style enamel, onyx, and gilt bronze pedestal clock French, late 19th century Measures: Height 125cm, width 36cm, depth 30cm This beautiful pedestal clock has...
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Late 19th Century French Neoclassical Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Onyx, Bronze, Enamel, Ormolu

18th Century French Louis XV Carved Oak Period Longcase Clock
Located in Southampton, NY
18th Century French Louis XV Hand-carved Oak Period longcase clock An exquisitely carved tall clock in oak features a rectangular top with a bonnet pediment designed in scrolling fo...
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18th Century French Louis XV Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Oak

French Renaissance Style Gilt Bronze and Enamel Mounted Onyx Longcase Clock
By Andre Romain Guilmet
Located in London, GB
French Renaissance style gilt bronze and enamel mounted onyx longcase clock French, late 19th century Measures: Height 126cm, width 37cm, depth 30cm This colourful longcase cloc...
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Late 19th Century French Neoclassical Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Marble, Onyx, Ormolu, Bronze, Enamel

French Renaissance Style Gilt Bronze and Enamel Mounted Onyx Standing Clock
Located in London, GB
French Renaissance style gilt bronze and enamel mounted onyx standing clock French, late 19th century Height 126cm, width 36cm, depth 29cm This colorful longcase clock was creat...
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Late 19th Century French Renaissance Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Onyx, Marble, Ormolu, Bronze, Enamel

Rare Important French Louis XIV Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Boulle Marquetry Clock
Located in New York, NY
A rare and important French Louis XIV style gilt bronze mounted green boulle marquetry clock, Regulateur De Parquet, with matching original pedestal, circa 1890s. After the Model by ...
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Late 19th Century French Louis XIV Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Brass, Bronze

Year-Going Regulator Clock
Located in New Orleans, LA
This important year-going regulator clock beautifully demonstrates the heights of precision clockmaking. While regulator clocks are known for their incredible accuracy, this timepiec...
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18th Century French Louis XIV Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Ebony, Mahogany, Giltwood

  • Year-Going Regulator Clock
  • Year-Going Regulator Clock
  • Year-Going Regulator Clock
  • Year-Going Regulator Clock
H 84.5 in. W 22.75 in. D 12.63 in.
French Napoléon III Carved Walnut Long Case Clock with Brass Farming Scene
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Napoléon III period carved walnut antique long case clock from the mid-19th century, with bonnet top, farming scene and scrolling motifs. Created in France at the beginning ...
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Mid-19th Century French Napoleon III Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Brass

19th C French Tall Case Morbier Clock or Comtoise Signed B. Bignon à la Martigné
Located in Milford, NH
A fine faux bois grain painted pine case comtoise or morbier tall clock of a grand scale with porcelain enameled clock face with Roman numeral dial and calendar, signed by the clockm...
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19th Century French French Provincial Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Pine

French Oak Long Case Clock with Original Painted Wood Dial, 18th Century
Located in Savannah, GA
French Oak Long Case Clock with original painted wood dial, 18th Century
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18th Century French Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Oak

Biedermeier Antique Mora Clock Swedish Natural French Polish 1800s 210cm
Located in LONDON, GB
Rare Antique Swedish mora clock from mid 1800s in natural french polish finish with nice pattern inlaid detailing on the base with a great waisted shape body and a good face. Measure...
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Early 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Wood

French 19th Century Longcase Painted Clock with Carved Crest and Classical Décor
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French parcel gilt and red painted longcase grandfather clock from the 19th century, with carved crest and classical décor. Born in France during the early years of the 19th centur...
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Early 19th Century French Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Metal

French Mid 18th Century Louis XV Period Tall Case Clock, circa 1740
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A sensational French Louis XV period, circa 1740, tall case clock with an extremely rare mechanism movement signed Jean Charost. The original case in kingwood, ebony and rosewood ven...
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18th Century French Louis XV Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Ormolu

French 19th-20th Century Régence Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Longcase Clock
By Charles Cressent, Julien Le Roy
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fine French 19th-20th century Régence style gilt bronze mounted tulipwood parquetry regulator longcase clock, after the 18th century model by Julien Le Roy (French, 1686-1759) and ...
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Early 1900s French Régence Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Enamel, Bronze, Ormolu

18th Century Elegant French Louis XIV Hand Carved Tall Case Clock with Rooster
Located in Lisse, NL
Stunning and completely original, antique oak grandfather or lantern clock, circa 1750. This very old grandfather clock is one of the tallest we have ever seen and it has an amazing...
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Mid-18th Century French French Provincial Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Brass, Bronze

French Louis XV Period Walnut Longcase Clock from the Rhône Valley, circa 1760
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French mid-18th century Louis XV period walnut longcase grandfather clock from the Rhône Valley. This French tall walnut clock features a rectangular head topped with a bonnet pedi...
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Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Metal

Standing Clock Netherlands 18th Century
Located in Warsaw, PL
18th century clock in walnut color and Dutch style. A clock with a base on the legs decorated with floral, botanical ornaments. A shield with the phases of the moon in the form of an...
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18th Century French Dutch Colonial Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Wood

  • Standing Clock Netherlands 18th Century
  • Standing Clock Netherlands 18th Century
  • Standing Clock Netherlands 18th Century
  • Standing Clock Netherlands 18th Century
H 96.86 in. W 26.38 in. D 13 in.
Month-Going Regulator Clock by Deshays à Paris
Located in New Orleans, LA
This Louis-Philippe-period month-going longcase regulator clock is an exceptional example of French clockmaking, and its complicated mechanism marks several different aspects of pass...
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19th Century French Louis Philippe Antique French Grandfather Clocks

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Steel

  • Month-Going Regulator Clock by Deshays à Paris
  • Month-Going Regulator Clock by Deshays à Paris
  • Month-Going Regulator Clock by Deshays à Paris
  • Month-Going Regulator Clock by Deshays à Paris
H 91.5 in. W 25.63 in. D 14.5 in.
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Antique French Grandfather Clocks For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of antique French grandfather clocks available on 1stDibs. The range of distinct antique French grandfather clocks — often made from wood, metal and brass — can elevate any home. Antique French grandfather clocks have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century. Louis XV, Louis XVI and Neoclassical antique French grandfather clocks are consistently popular styles. Many antique French grandfather clocks are appealing in their simplicity, but Goisbault, Aime Jacob and Andre Romain Guilmet produced popular antique French grandfather clocks that are worth a look.

How Much are Antique French Grandfather Clocks?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $5,300, while they’re typically $275 on the low end and $248,500 highest priced.

Finding the Right Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks for You

Antique grandfather clocks and longcase clocks are staples of old-world design sensibilities, and, along with their storied history, these statuesque timepieces can bring a feeling of warmth to living rooms, dining rooms and other areas of your home.

Longcase clocks, which originated in England and were manufactured in the United States beginning in the 1700s, refer to tall clocks with a face and clock works positioned high in the housing while a large swinging pendulum movement is tucked inside the case, which is supported by a carved base called a plinth.

While guests making their way through your foyer (another ideal location for such a furnishing) might typically refer to your longcase clock as a “grandfather clock,” there are actually three varieties of these stylish floor clocks, which include granddaughter clocks (the shortest, generally not one solid piece of wood and around three to five feet tall), grandmother clocks (the slimmer middle ground, between five feet and six feet tall) and grandfather clocks, which are typically between six and seven feet tall. Sculptural and statement-making, antique grandfather clocks are an alluring choice in filling up space in a room, while the shorter longcase clocks are just as useful if you need an element that is comparatively muted or you’re working with limited space.

Each generation of artisan clockmakers, working in various furniture styles over time, contributed its own flourishes to the design of longcase clocks. Antique grandfather clocks in the Georgian style share commonalities with neoclassical design. They were often made in dark woods such as mahogany and feature intricate carving. Mahogany is also common for Victorian-era grandfather clocks, although examples of this style can be found in oak and walnut too. Designers of contemporary grandfather clocks are using a range of materials.

It’s easy to get confused when determining the origins or value of an antique grandfather clock or other vintage longcase clock. While an antique appraiser will be able to tell quickly, searching for a manufacturer’s name engraved on the face and dial of the clock — whether it’s the Howard Miller Clock Company or another brand — may be an easy way to learn about the history of your clock.

Find a distinctive variety of antique grandfather clocks and longcase clocks on 1stDibs, and browse our collection of unusually beautiful clocks, wall clocks, desk clocks and other vintage clocks too.

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