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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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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Grandfather Clocks and Longca...

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Ormolu

Antique French Grandfather Clock Floral Inlay 1930
Located in Potters Bar, GB
Antique French grandfather clock French shaped grandfather clock profusely inlaid with marquetry and king wood crossbanded edging embellished with ormolu mounts The dial has indivi...
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Vintage 1930s French Empire Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Kingwood

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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Antique Late 19th Century French French Provincial Grandfather Clocks an...

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Wood

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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Antique 18th Century French Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Wood

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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Antique Late 19th Century French Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Ormolu

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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Antique Early 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Grandfather Clocks and Long...

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Wood

Antique Wall Pendulum in Painted Wood, 19th Century France
Located in Cuneo, Italy (CN)
Antique wall pendulum in painted wood, slightly sculpted in relief, richly adorned the internal hanging, signed and in good condition, only to be revised, built in the 19th century i...
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Antique 19th Century French Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Wood

Antique French 8-Day Longcase / Grandfather Comtoise Morbier Clock, circa 1800
Located in Portland, OR
Antique French 8-day longcase/grandfather Comtoise clock, circa 1800. The clock housed in a cherrywood case and having a carved crown with a circular enameled white dial below and ha...
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Antique Early 1800s French French Provincial Grandfather Clocks and Long...

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Cherry

Antique French Louis XIV Longcase Clock, circa 1850-1880
Located in New Orleans, LA
After model in the Louvre by Jean-Henri Riesener Finely chased bronze mounts Kingswood, amaranth, ebony woodwork.
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Antique Late 19th Century Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

Antique 18th Century George I Walnut Longcase Clock
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique 18th century George I walnut longcase clock.   
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Antique Late 18th Century French Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Walnut

Antique French Provincial Grandfather Clock, Circa 1890
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique French provincial grandfather clock, Circa 1890.
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Antique Late 19th Century French French Provincial Grandfather Clocks an...

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Wood

Antique French Provincial Grandfather Clock, circa 1860
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique French Provincial grandfather clock, circa 1860.
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Antique 1860s Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

18th Century French Antique Tall Case Clock
Located in Winter Park, FL
A good 18th century tall case clock with a later Morbier movement in working condition. The case is made of oak with floral carvings and original brass hardware and with a waxed pati...
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Antique 18th Century French Country Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Brass

Antique French Carved Oak "Brittany" Grandfather Clock
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique French carved oak "Brittany" grandfather clock.
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Antique 19th Century Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

Antique Mora Clock Swedish Biedermeier Marquetry French Polish 1800s Gustavian
Located in LONDON, GB
Antique Swedish mora clock from the early 1800s in Biedermeier Style finish and ormolu detailing and handpainted motifs on the extended belly shape body and a clean face in good cond...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Swedish Gustavian Grandfather Clocks and Longca...

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Wood

Antique 18th Century French Walnut Clock, circa 1750-1760
Located in New Orleans, LA
This rare clock has the original works, heavy cast face and the original hands. The pendulum is in the rear. The clock has wooden wheels and a seven day wind.
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Antique Mid-18th Century Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

Antique Belgium Grandfather Clock, circa 1850
Located in Dallas, TX
This grandfather clock originates from Belgium, circa 1850. It features a brass face with the words "Gerard Cornelis a Lage" engraved. Measurements: 7" D x 12.5" W x 90" H.
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Antique 19th Century French Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Wood

Swedish Antique Mora Clock Biedermeier Carved Detail Ormolu 1800s French Polish
Located in LONDON, GB
Rare example of a decorative 1800s antique Swedish mora clock in the Biedermeier style with ornate sunrise motif at the waist and ormolu style hood with stunning hand carved detailin...
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Antique Early 19th Century Swedish Biedermeier Grandfather Clocks and Lo...

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Wood

Antique French Figural High Relief Deeply Carved Oak Tall Case Clock, circa 1890
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Continental French figural longcase clock by Besnard a Chateauin offers deeply carved oak case with crest having central wheel and flanking music men surmounting case with...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Metal

Antique 19th Century Empire Mahogany Tall Case Clock
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique 19th century Empire mahogany tall case clock.
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Antique 19th Century French Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

  • Antique 19th Century Empire Mahogany Tall Case Clock
  • Antique 19th Century Empire Mahogany Tall Case Clock
  • Antique 19th Century Empire Mahogany Tall Case Clock
  • Antique 19th Century Empire Mahogany Tall Case Clock
H 88.50 in. W 25.50 in. L 88.50 in.
Antique 19th Century Metal Longcase "Grandfather" Clock
Located in New York, NY
A late 19th, early 20th century floor clock with an elaborate metal case and great patina.
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Antique 19th Century French Clocks

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Metal

Antique French 8-Day Cherry Longcase/Grandfather Comtoise Morbier Clock
Located in Portland, OR
Antique French 8-day cherrywood longcase/grandfather Comtoise/Morbier Clock, circa 1820. The clock having a white enamel dial with black Roman numerals, a single door to the front ex...
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Antique Early 19th Century French French Provincial Grandfather Clocks a...

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Cherry

Antique Grandfather Clock, Long Case Clock, Walnut, France, 1880, B826
Located in Vancouver, BC
Antique grandfather clock, long case clock, walnut, France, 1880, antique furniture, B826 France, 1880 Original finish large overhang cornice on top shaped glass door below br...
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Antique 1880s French Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Walnut

Antique French longcase clock
Located in New Orleans, LA
French Louis Xv clock, signed "Duval." Works were made before French Revolution. Fleur de lis symbols on face. After the Revolution, clockmakers were executed for using the fleur ...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Clocks

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Fruitwood

French Antique Cloisonné Grandfather Clock Chinese Original Champlevé
Located in Potters Bar, Herts
- Gorgeous antique grandfather clock of Chinese origin and in the French style. - Hopefully the photos will do this work of art some justice, definitely better in the flesh. - Feat...
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Antique Early 1900s Chinese Chinese Export Grandfather Clocks and Longca...

Antique French painted longcase clock
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique French provincial painted longcase clock. 30-day movement.
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Antique 19th Century French Clocks

  • Antique French painted longcase clock
  • Antique French painted longcase clock
  • Antique French painted longcase clock
  • Antique French painted longcase clock
H 77.5 in. W 16 in. D 9.25 in.

Antique French Longcase Clocks For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of antique French longcase clocks is available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, metal and hardwood, all antique French longcase clocks available were constructed with great care. Antique French longcase clocks have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 19th Century.

How Much are Antique French Longcase Clocks?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $5,520, while they’re typically $1,500 on the low end and $106,426 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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