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Folk Art Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

FOLK ART STYLE

Folk art is a genre of art that shares the creator’s traditions, offering not just an artistic display but an opportunity to learn about a culture. Antique, new and vintage folk art typically reflects a heritage or location. It can include utilitarian objects and handmade art as diverse as weather vanes, duck decoys, portraiture and paintings, carnival art and quilts.

Quilts are a quintessential part of American folk art but their roots are international, with quilting dating back to Ancient Egypt. The practice spread to Europe and was especially prominent in the Middle Ages, with one of the oldest surviving examples being the Tristan quilt made in Sicily in the 14th century. They were made as bedcovers and clothing, including as a layer for knights to wear beneath their armor. Native American folk art includes functional objects reflecting their heritage, such as baskets, textiles and wooden pieces.

Elsewhere, the vast range of work associated with Mexican folk art includes masks made by Mexican craftspeople for traditional celebrations and ceremonial dances. Mexican masks are part of the country’s folk-art traditions that go back thousands of years and play a role in festivals and theater.

Works in the folk art tradition are valuable because of the skills involved, like weaving, hand-carving wood and even stonework. Many folk artists are self-taught, while some train as apprentices within their community. By using available materials and taking a personal approach to their creations, artists ensure each piece is unique and conveys a story.

During the Great Depression, artistic materials in America were hard to come by, so artisans used discarded wood from cigar boxes and shipping crates to make highly stylized, notched pieces — most often picture frames and boxes — that are today sought after by collectors. This folk art style is called tramp art and was popular from roughly 1870 until the 1940s.

Folk art brings vibrant culture and traditions into your home. Browse an extensive collection of antique, new and vintage folk art on 1stDibs.

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Style: Folk Art
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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19th Century European Antique Folk Art Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Pine

19th Century Swedish Ántique Grandfather Clock Tall Case Clock Original Paint
Located in Boden, SE
19th century Folk Art tall case clock from Luleå Norrbotten, Northern Sweden. Made in wood. Nice details and beautiful carvings. Beautiful handpainted flowers on the front. The M...
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Early 19th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Pine

18th Century Swedish Light Blue Long Case Clock
Located in Kramfors, SE
Swedish long case clock from Mälardalen, close to Stockholm. The clock is from around 1790 and the case has the classic rococo shape. The surface of the clock has been scraped to sho...
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Late 18th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Pine

Northern Swedish Unusual Painted Long Case Clock
Located in Kramfors, SE
Long case clock from northern Sweden made during the late 1700s. The clock has the original blue-green paint with unusual decor. Time has also created a unique patina that adds to th...
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Late 18th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Pine

Early 19th Century Swedish Faux Paint Long Case Clock
Located in Kramfors, SE
Genuine long case clock from Sweden made during the first years of the 19th century, around 1810. The clock is unusual and genuine, from the village Arbrå in Hälsingland which is loc...
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Early 19th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Pine

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 Antique Folk Art Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Wood

Antique Swedish Painted Pine Long Case Clock
Located in Kramfors, SE
Long case clock with red original paint from the mid 1800s. The clock is made in painted pine and dated with the year 1847. Originates from Hälsingland, Sweden. The glass in the ring...
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Mid-19th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Pine

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Fine 19th century Swedish Empire bronze gilded marble table clock, circa 1820, Sweden. The condition is good and in working order.
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19th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Carrara Marble, Bronze

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H 29.93 in. W 71.26 in. D 30.32 in.
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Unusual primitive and sculptural early 19th century Swedish / Scandinavian folk art chair. Ca 1800 Sweden.
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Pine

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19th Century Swedish Provincial Sofa
Located in Helsingborg, SE
Fine 19th century provincial Gustavian sofa with an unusual curved back rest in its original finish with retouches. Ca 1810, Sweden. Newly upholstered in linen.
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19th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Pine

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Unusual 19th Century Swedish Faux Bamboo Table
Located in Helsingborg, SE
Unusual 19th century Swedish faux bamboo table in an good shape and with a braided thin reed top. Ca 1890 - 1900, Sweden.
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Reed, Pine

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H 29.53 in. W 29.14 in. D 21.26 in.
Swedish Rococo Table Clock Signed by Augustin Bourdillon
Located in Helsingborg, SE
A fine Swedish 18th century rococo ringtone table clock with gilt bronze signed by Augustin Bourdillon. Covered in the original velvet with great patination. The interior of the case...
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Bronze

19th Century Spanish Provincial Desk Table
Located in Helsingborg, SE
19th century Spanish provincial bleached walnut desk table with one drawer and great patination to the surface. Ca 1820 Spain.
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Early 19th Century Spanish Antique Folk Art Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Walnut

  • 19th Century Spanish Provincial Desk Table
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  • 19th Century Spanish Provincial Desk Table
H 29.93 in. W 54.34 in. D 29.14 in.
19th Century Provincial Gustavian Cabinet
Located in Helsingborg, SE
Charming 19th century Swedish provincial Gustavian cabinet in its original colour and dated 1827.
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19th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Pine

  • 19th Century Provincial Gustavian Cabinet
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H 89.77 in. W 48.43 in. D 19.69 in.
19th Century Spanish Provincial Bench
Located in Helsingborg, SE
Good 19th century Spanish provincial bench in walnut with great patination to the surface and iron fittings. Ca 1850 Spain.
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19th Century Spanish Antique Folk Art Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Wood, Walnut

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  • 19th Century Spanish Provincial Bench
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  • 19th Century Spanish Provincial Bench
H 93 in. W 193 in. D 43 in.
18th Century Swedish Provincial 'Hedna' Table
Located in Helsingborg, SE
Unusual 18th century Swedish Folk Art / provincial raw table. Lowered for use as a great coffee. Very rare to find round ones. Ca 1750 Sweden.
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Mid-18th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Wood

  • 18th Century Swedish Provincial 'Hedna' Table
  • 18th Century Swedish Provincial 'Hedna' Table
  • 18th Century Swedish Provincial 'Hedna' Table
  • 18th Century Swedish Provincial 'Hedna' Table
H 19.69 in. W 36.62 in. D 40.56 in.
19th Century Swedish Table Top Box
Located in Helsingborg, SE
Charming 19th century table top box in it's original finish, ca 1850 Sweden.
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19th Century European Antique Folk Art Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Pine

  • 19th Century Swedish Table Top Box
  • 19th Century Swedish Table Top Box
  • 19th Century Swedish Table Top Box
  • 19th Century Swedish Table Top Box
H 7.88 in. W 24.81 in. D 18.51 in.
19th Century Swedish Folk Art Bowl
Located in Helsingborg, SE
Swedish Wabi-Sabi ;) 19th century Swedish folk art turned bowl. Very well made, light, thin walls and with fantastic patination, dated 1868.
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Wood

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Folk Art Sailor-Made Vintage Seashell Long Case Clock
Located in Downingtown, PA
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19th Century Gustavian Painted Wooden Clock Face
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Decorative clock face in original Gustavian paint on wood, Sweden, 1820s.
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Early 19th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Wood

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19th Century Swedish Long Case Clock
Located in Kramfors, SE
Swedish long case clock from the area around Dalarna and south of Hälsingland. The clock is manufactured in a Classic more clock model. The paint is original and the clock has a pain...
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Mid-19th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Pine

  • 19th Century Swedish Long Case Clock
  • 19th Century Swedish Long Case Clock
  • 19th Century Swedish Long Case Clock
  • 19th Century Swedish Long Case Clock
H 77.96 in. W 21.66 in. D 8.67 in.
Early 19th Century Northern Swedish Long Case Clock
Located in Kramfors, SE
Long case clock from northern Sweden. The clock has carved wooden decorations and is dry scraped to original paint. Dated 1822. Original mechanism, pendulum and weights. The clock fa...
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Early 19th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Pine

  • Early 19th Century Northern Swedish Long Case Clock
  • Early 19th Century Northern Swedish Long Case Clock
  • Early 19th Century Northern Swedish Long Case Clock
  • Early 19th Century Northern Swedish Long Case Clock
H 92.92 in. W 23.63 in. D 8.67 in.
Early 19th Century Swedish Clock Cabinet
Located in Kramfors, SE
Clock cabinet form Västerbotten in northern Sweden. Combination furniture with a writers flap and clock. The furniture can be split by lifting off the clock. Touched - upped original...
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Early 19th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Pine

  • Early 19th Century Swedish Clock Cabinet
  • Early 19th Century Swedish Clock Cabinet
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H 93.31 in. W 44.1 in. D 18.51 in.
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Located in Kramfors, SE
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Mid-19th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Pine

Mid-19th Century Northern Swedish Long Case Clock
Located in Kramfors, SE
Northern Swedish long case clock. Manufactured during the mid-19th century from Swedish pine. The clock was renovated and repainted in 1925. The clock comes with the original clockwo...
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Mid-19th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Pine

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H 84.26 in. W 23.63 in. D 7.09 in.
Long Case Clock from the Year 1800 with Original Blue Paint
Located in Kramfors, SE
Long case clock from northern Sweden. The clock is in original untouched condition and is painted with the blue original paint. The skirt is decorated with painted flowers and there'...
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Late 18th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Pine

Clock Cabinet with Writers Flap from Northern Sweden
Located in Kramfors, SE
Clock cabinet with writers flap manufactured around the year 1800. The cabinet is scraped to original paint. It is also possible to disassemble the cabinet, see pictures. The bottom...
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Late 18th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Pine

  • Clock Cabinet with Writers Flap from Northern Sweden
  • Clock Cabinet with Writers Flap from Northern Sweden
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H 95.28 in. W 40.95 in. D 18.51 in.
Antique Swedish Allmoge Painted Grandfather Clock
Located in Round Top, TX
This antique Swedish grandfather clock with original allmoge polychrome paint is dated 1808. This style of Folk Art paint was very traditional in Sweden during the 1800s and utilized...
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Early 19th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Wood

Swedish Mora Clock from Hälsingland Dated 1852
Located in Kramfors, SE
Mora clock from southern Hälsingland, Sweden. The clock is with original paint and has a monogram and dating, 1852. The clock comes with the original clockwork, two iron weights a...
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Mid-19th Century Swedish Antique Folk Art Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Pine

  • Swedish Mora Clock from Hälsingland Dated 1852
  • Swedish Mora Clock from Hälsingland Dated 1852
  • Swedish Mora Clock from Hälsingland Dated 1852
  • Swedish Mora Clock from Hälsingland Dated 1852
H 79.53 in. W 19.69 in. D 7.49 in.
1860 Country French Morbier Clock
Located in Pasadena, CA
Country French Faux-Bois Morbier Tall Case Clock, early 19th century, with a porcelain dial. It is decorated with elaborate flower designs both around the face and at the bottom.
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1860s French Antique Folk Art Grandfather Clocks and Longcase Clocks

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Porcelain, Wood

  • 1860 Country French Morbier Clock
  • 1860 Country French Morbier Clock
  • 1860 Country French Morbier Clock
  • 1860 Country French Morbier Clock
H 90 in. W 20 in. D 9 in.

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