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French Country Tall Case Clock
Located in Winter Park, FL
A French country Horloge De Parquet, or tall case clock, made of pine with carved details. The case of this grandfather clock is in one piece. Beautiful brass embossment and colorful...
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Mid-20th Century French French Provincial Grandfather Clocks and Longcas...

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Brass

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H 100.5 in. W 19 in. D 12.5 in.
French Horloge de Parquet or Tall Case Clock
By Avenol Pere
Located in Winter Park, FL
A 19th century French Horloge de Parquet or tall case clock from Brittany. Elegant solid cherry case in two parts, with book matched panels and a chapeau de gendarme crown. Subtle de...
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Antique 19th Century French French Provincial Grandfather Clocks and Lon...

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Wood

21st Century Longcase Clock or Tall Case Clock German Kieninger Mechanism
Located in Bosco Marengo, IT
Rare and fine quality German tall case clock pendule. Made in solid walnut wood. Inside dial with finely brass. Perfect for a country house. The sound is of German production Kiening...
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2010s German Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Walnut

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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Antique 19th Century French Regency Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Bronze

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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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Cl...

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Bronze

Burled Walnut Bronze Mounted French Louis XV Tall Case Grandfather Clock
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a beautiful and extremely decorative burled walnut French style grandfather clock. The clock features a pendulum and a working movement. The case is in excellent condition an...
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Vintage 1960s French Louis XV Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Walnut

Victorian Mahogany Tall Case Clock
Located in New Orleans, LA
An exceptional example of Victorian clock making, this imposing tall case, or grandfather, clock towers in a masterfully carved mahogany case. A complex eight-day movement powers the...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Grandfather Clocks and Longcase C...

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Mahogany

  • Victorian Mahogany Tall Case Clock
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  • Victorian Mahogany Tall Case Clock
H 115.5 in. W 27.25 in. D 18 in.
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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Antique 19th Century French French Provincial Grandfather Clocks and Lon...

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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.
Swedish Tall Case Clock with Calendar
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Mora clock in a beautifully carved tall case, Sweden, circa 1820. The clock itself is quite sophisticated for a Mora movement, having an integral calendar function. The narrow case, ...
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Antique Early 19th Century Swedish Rococo Grandfather Clocks and Longcas...

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Bentwood, Glass

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  • Swedish Tall Case Clock with Calendar
H 93 in. W 15 in. D 9 in.
Grand Continental Gilt Rococo Tall-Case Clock
Located in Los Angeles, CA
One of a kind Grand Tall-Case Clock from 1803 has a solid wood casing with original ivory color paint. and has a hand-carved wood design along the top, midsections, and bottom sectio...
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Antique Early 1800s French Rococo Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Brass

Scottish Allegorical Tall Mahogany Case Clock, c. 1830
Located in New York, NY
Scottish mahogany tall case clock, circa 1830, having painted spandrels featuring personifications of the continents Asia, America, Africa, and Europe, the arch painted with allegori...
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Antique 1830s Scottish British Colonial Grandfather Clocks and Longcase ...

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Metal

19th Century Swedish Tall Case Clock with Painted Case
Located in Milford, NH
Wonderful polychrome 19th century Swedish tall case clock with central urn with swags, Roman numeral dial, brass works and waist door with circular window.
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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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Antique Mid-19th Century French French Provincial Grandfather Clocks and...

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Brass, Enamel

Antique English Mahogany Tall Case Clock, Circa 1900
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique English mahogany tall case clock, Circa 1900.
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20th Century English Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Mahogany

19th Century English Chinoiserie Tall Case Clock
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful 19th century English chinoiserie tall case clock. Lovely painted images on the piece and the face of the clock has a very pretty scrolling brass design.
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Antique 19th Century English Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Wood

English Mahogany Ormolu Tall Case Clock. Circa 1740
By Joseph Kirk
Located in Charleston, SC
English mahogany tall case clock with dental molded rectangular hood supported by upper and lower gilt bronze Corinthian columns, dolphin ormolu face, carved shell trunk door, termin...
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Antique 1740s English George II Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Brass

19th Century French Morbier Tall Case Clock
Located in Doylestown, PA
A French "morbier" tall case clock in a faux-bois painted pine case, with floral decoration. The porcelain clock dial signed Herbelin, Chateauneuf St. Loire, with an embossed and pai...
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Antique Late 19th Century French French Provincial Grandfather Clocks an...

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Pine

Federal Mahogany Tall Case Clock by Aaron Willard
Located in Essex, MA
The bonnet with fretwork decoration and brass finials, the glazed door enclosing a dial with buildings in landscape arch and cream painted dial Signed Aaron Willard, Boston with oval...
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Antique Early 1800s American Federal Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Mahogany

Tall French Louis XVI Long Case Clock w/ Walnut Case, circa 1790
Located in Miami, FL
From the historically important city of Lyon, an impressive & well-proportioned late 18th century Louis XVI long-case clock in walnut with inlays. This Comtoise clock assembled in th...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Grandfather Clocks and Longca...

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Brass, Enamel, Iron

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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Antique 19th Century French Grandfather Clocks and Longcase 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.
Unusual Swedish Provincial 19th Century Tall Case Clock
Located in Helsingborg, SE
Rare and unusually large Provincial Swedish 19th century tall case clock in it's original finish. Dated 1867, Sweden.
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Antique 19th Century European Folk Art Grandfather Clocks and Longcase C...

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Pine

Gustavian Swedish Columnar Tall Case Clock, 18th Century
Located in Doylestown, PA
Gustavian Swedish columnar clock, 18th century, original grey-green-white paint, works, face. This beautiful and rare form grandfather clock, a variation on the Mora clock. Its colum...
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Antique 18th Century Swedish Gustavian Grandfather Clocks and Longcase C...

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Wood

English Masonic Oak Tall Case Clock H. Peach. Circa 1820
By H. Peach
Located in Charleston, SC
English Oak Masonic tall case clock with brass Eagle finial over broken pediment, arched bonnet, fluted brass hood columns with upper secret drawer, hand painted decorative face, mas...
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Antique 1820s English George III Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Brass

American Federal Mahogany Tall Case Clock, David Weatherly, Philadelphia
By David Weatherly
Located in Savannah, GA
This stately American Federal period eight day mahogany tall case clock features a double scroll split pediment cresting with a single center urn finial. Four additional finials defi...
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Antique 1820s American Federal Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Glass, Mahogany

George III Japanned Tall Case Clock by William Harvey
Located in Essex, MA
With domed bonnet with cherub holding an orb flanked by two other cherubs , overall blind fret decoration over the glazed door opening to the works , pendulum door and plinth base. P...
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Antique 1770s English Chinoiserie Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Other

19th Century Chinoiserie Tall Case Clock After Thomas Chippendale
By Thomas Chippendale
Located in Essex, MA
Late 19th century mahogany chinoiserie tall case clock after Thomas Chippendale. Made around circa 1890-1900 in exacting detail to Thomas Chippendale's design (see photo). Beautifull...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Chinese Chippendale Grandfather Clocks...

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Mahogany

18th Century English Red Lacquered Chinoiserie Tall Case Clock
Located in Essex, MA
An 18th century English Chinoiserie grandfather clock or longcase clock. Features a red lacquered wood case with figural and village decorations. Clock housed in architectural arched...
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Antique 18th Century English Chinoiserie Grandfather Clocks and Longcase...

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Brass

Tall Case Clock in Mahogany, Bristol, England, circa 1830, Victorian
Located in Darmstadt, DE
The case of the grandfather clock is made of mahogany and was possibly made by the watchmaker Nathaniel Edgecombe. The clock is from Bristol England, circa 1830. + The ship in the d...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Early Victorian Grandfather Clocks an...

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Mahogany

19th Century English Red Lacquered Chinoiserie Tall Case Clock
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful 19th century red lacquered tall cased clock with chinoiserie design. The clock has London movement by George Tyler. A stunning piece!
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Antique 19th Century English Chinoiserie Grandfather Clocks and Longcase...

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Wood

Georgian Walnut Tall Case Clock by Thomas Smith of Norwich
Located in New York, NY
Fine 8 day tall case clock by Thomas Smith of Norwich, the three original giltwood urn finials over arched hood having molded cornice, the brass dial with engraved boss reading "Tho’...
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Antique Mid-18th Century English George II Grandfather Clocks and Longca...

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Brass

Mid-18th Century English Chinoiserie Decorated Tall Case Clock
Located in Kilmarnock, VA
An elegant and imposing mid-18th century. English tall case clock, having second hand and day of the month complications with rare faux tortoise, chinoiserie decorated case signed po...
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Antique 1760s English Chinoiserie Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Wood

English Chinoiserie Black Lacquered Tall Case Clock, Maker J. Jackeman, C. 1680
Located in Charleston, SC
English chinoiserie black lacquered and gilt stenciled tall case clock with a steel numeral engraved face surrounded by flanking cherubs and crown ormolu mounts, removable hood with ...
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Antique 1680s English Chinoiserie Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Gold, Brass, Steel, Ormolu

19th Century French Tall Case Clock or Horloge de Parquet
Located in Winter Park, FL
A 19th century French Horloge de Parquet, or tall clock, with solid walnut. The enamel clock face has hand painted Roman numerals and a decorative embossed brass surround depicting m...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French French Provincial Grandfather Clocks and...

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Brass, Enamel

18th Century French Tall Case Clock or Horloge de Parquet
Located in Winter Park, FL
An exceptional 18th century French Horloge De Parquet, or tall case clock from Burgundy. Made of solid cherry and walnut with burl of elm on the door panel. In three parts: the base ...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Bronze, Enamel

Mahogany Chippendale English Tall Case Clock with Tides, England, Thos. Pierce
Located in Providence, RI
This clock is composed of heavy, dense, striped Cuban mahogany. Note the wood quality of the large midsection door and the base panel. Additionally, the double stepped hood hearkens ...
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Antique Late 18th Century English Chippendale Grandfather Clocks and Lon...

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Mahogany

American Federal Mahogany Tall Case Clock, Silas Hoadley, CT, Circa 1820
By Silas Hoadley
Located in Charleston, SC
American Federal mahogany one day tall case clock with the original brass ball finials resting on three carved upper capitals, decorative intertwined fret work, arched hood with bras...
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Antique 1820s American Federal Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Brass

English Mahogany Tall Case Clock Signed by Maker M. Richardson, London, C. 1790
Located in Charleston, SC
English Mahogany tall case clock with brass finials, arched bonnet with brass fluted columns, gilt ormolu and chased polished steel face, flanking reeded quarter columns, and termina...
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Antique 1790s English George III Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Brass, Steel

19th Century Swedish Mora Working Tall Case Clock in Original Paint
Located in Wichita, KS
This is a rare Swedish Mora clock with exceptional crosshatch detail in the neoclassical style, circa 1810. Original face, clockworks, pendulum and weights. This clock has been clean...
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Neoclassical Grandfather Clocks and Longcas...

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Paint

Early 19th Century Tall Case Clock by James Hogg, circa 1820
Located in Nantucket, MA
Early 19th century tall case clock by James Hogg, from village of Gifford near Edinborough, circa 1820, with fine mahogany case, brass finial on swan neck pediment, tombstone glazed ...
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Antique 1820s Scottish Regency Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Mahogany

18th Century English Carved Mahogany Tall Case Clock with Brass Mounts
Located in Dallas, TX
This elegant, antique Chippendale grandfather clock was carved in England, circa 1780. The tall case clock is in very good working order and features brass decorations on top, includ...
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Antique Late 18th Century English Chippendale Grandfather Clocks and Lon...

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Brass

Swedish 1850s Tall Case Column Clock with Original Paint and Carved Crest
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Swedish painted tall case column clock from the mid 19th century, with carved crest, original movements and original paint. This exquisite Swedish clock features a delicately carve...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Swedish Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Wood, Glass

Swedish 1810s Neoclassical Tall Case Clock with Original Painted Finish and Swag
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Swedish Neoclassical tall case clock from the early 19th century with original orange paint and mechanisms. This Swedish longcase painted clock (commonly referred as a Mora clock) ...
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Antique Early 19th Century Swedish Neoclassical Grandfather Clocks and L...

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Wood, Wood

Swedish Black Lacquered and Gilt Chinoiserie Tall Case Clock, Lanner, Circa 1775
By Josua Lanner
Located in Charleston, SC
Swedish black lacquered and gilt Chinoiserie tall case clock with arched decorative floral hood, flanking finials, turned bulbous columns, ormolu and steel engraved face, figural flo...
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Antique 1770s Swedish Gustavian Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Ormolu, Steel

English Oak and Mahogany Tall Case Clock. John Coates, London, Circa 1750
By John Coates
Located in Charleston, SC
English Oak and Mahogany tall case clock with broken arch pediment, floral rosettes, original brass urn finials, dolphin and figural ormolu face, original arched hood with glass door...
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Antique 1750s English George II Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

18th Century Georgian Mahogany Tall Case Clock, Signed Ralph Sherratt Tilley
Located in Milford, NH
A Georgian Chippendale mahogany tall case clock, probably 18th century English, with carved swan neck broken pediment, around a single central brass ball finial with spire, fluted co...
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Antique 18th Century English Georgian Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Cl...

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Mahogany

Early 20th Century Winterhalder & Hofmeier Tall Case Clock with Moon Face
By Winterhalder and Hofmeier
Located in San Francisco, CA
Early 20th century Winterhalder & Hofmeier tall case clock with moon face Lovely old tall case German clock. The clock has three heavy weights and a pendulum. The hand painted ...
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Early 20th Century German Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Wood

18th-19th Century Dutch Painted Tall Case Clock with Gliding
Located in Atlanta, GA
18th-19th century Dutch painted tall case clock with gliding.
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Antique Early 19th Century Dutch Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Glass, Wood

Scottish Mahogany Swan Neck Satinwood Patera Inlaid Tall Case Clock, Circa 1780
By Charles Campbell
Located in Charleston, SC
Scottish mahogany eight day tall case clock with three sphere brass finials, a swan neck satinwood inlay patera pediment, intricately carved fretwork, over an arched door with flanki...
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Antique 1780s Scottish Regency Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Brass, Steel

French Louis XV Period Tall Case Clock with an Extremely Rare Mechanism Movement
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 ve...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Ormolu

18th Cent. Chinoiserie Tall Case Clock with Faux Tortoiseshell and British Ship
Located in Charleston, SC
Incredible 18th century chinoiserie tall case clock with faux tortoiseshell and scenes included figures, ho-ho birds, and a British ship. Remarkable lacquer work. Clock is signed Tho...
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Antique Early 18th Century English Chinoiserie Grandfather Clocks and Lo...

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Oak, Lacquer

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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Antique 19th Century French French Provincial Grandfather Clocks and Lon...

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Pine

18th Century English Mahogany Tall Case Clock with Brass and Steel Face
Located in Atlanta, GA
18th century English mahogany tall case clock with brass and steel face, signed "John Boyce, London."
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Antique 18th Century English Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Mahogany

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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Antique Mid-18th Century French French Provincial Grandfather Clocks and...

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Brass, Bronze

18th Century French Louis XV Carved Walnut and Burl Tall Case Clock with Rooster
Located in Dallas, TX
This elegant, antique long case clock was crafted in Lyon, France, circa 1760. The tall fruitwood grandfather clock, built in two sections; the top section with curved bonnet and cro...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XIV Grandfather Clocks and Longcas...

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Walnut

Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Carved Burl Walnut Tall Case Clock from Lyon
Located in Dallas, TX
Crafted in Lyon, France, circa 1760 and built in one section, the antique fruitwood grandfather clock stands on curved feet over a scalloped apron, and features beautiful carved line...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Grandfather Clocks and Longcase...

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Walnut, Burl

Antique Mahogany Ithaca Clock Co. Grandfather Tall Case Clock, circa 1890
Located in Big Flats, NY
Antique mahogany Ithaca Clock Co. grandfather tall case clock features broken arch pediment and bronze spherical finials, newspaper article enclosed, with key, circa 1890 Measures...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Bronze

French Provincial Carved Fruitwood Walnut Grandfather Clock Tall Case
Located in Philadelphia, PA
19th century French Provincial 98" carved fruitwood walnut grandfather clock tall case. Item includes a tall impressive form, solid wood construction, beautiful wood grain, finely ca...
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Antique Early 19th Century French French Provincial Grandfather Clocks a...

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Glass, Fruitwood, Walnut

Swedish 1820s Neoclassical Tall Case Grandfather Clock with Dentil Molding
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Swedish Neoclassical period painted wood grandfather clock with square head and garland motif from the early 19th century. This Swedish clock features a square head, adorned with a...
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Antique Early 19th Century Swedish Neoclassical Grandfather Clocks and L...

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Glass, Wood

Howard Miller Landsbury Grandfather Clock 610-698 Cherry Tall Case
By Howard Miller
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Howard Miller Landsbury Grandfather clock 610-698 cherry tall case. Item features Windsor cherry finish, astrological blue moon phase dial, cable-driven, triple chime, original label...
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Late 20th Century American Chippendale Grandfather Clocks and Longcase C...

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Cherry

Antique Oak Carved Tall Case Kieninger German Art Deco Grandfather Clock
By Kieninger & Obergfell
Located in Dayton, OH
Art Deco German grandfather clock by Kieninger. This tall case clock has an oak wooden case with a round bonnet, and a plinth base featuring an appliqued foliate motif rising on squa...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Glass, Oak

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Grandfather Tall Case Clocks For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of grandfather tall case clocks for sale on 1stDibs. Each of these unique grandfather tall case clocks was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, metal and brass. There are all kinds of grandfather tall case clocks available, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. There are many kinds of grandfather tall case clocks to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Georgian, Louis XV and Neoclassical grandfather tall case clocks are of considerable interest. Grandfather tall case clocks have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Abel Hutchins, Charles Campbell and David Weatherly are consistently popular.

How Much are Grandfather Tall Case Clocks?

Prices for grandfather tall case clocks start at $900 and top out at $124,500 with the average selling for $6,800.

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.