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Mid-Century Modern Mantel Clocks

MID-CENTURY MODERN STYLE

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests. The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influence in the rise of modern design in the United States thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

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Style: Mid-Century Modern
Vintage Nautical Brass and Mahogany Ship Wheel Mantel Clock
By O.B. McClintock Co.
Located in San Jose, CA
Mid-Century Modern mantel clock manufactured by O.B. McClintock Clock Company circa 1950's. This piece features beautifully patinated brass and restored solid mahogany wood. The perf...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mantel Clocks

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Brass

Jaeger LeCoultre Mid Century Silver Skeleton Clock
Located in London, GB
Stunning Jaeger LeCoultre Inline skeleton clock, with a clean minimalistic design which would look stylish in any setting. The beauty of these skeleton clocks is that you can see the...
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1960s British Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mantel Clocks

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Chrome

Sessions Mantel Clock in Marble & Brass
By Sessions
Located in Copake Falls, NY
A mid century electric mantle clock. The clock face is decorated with a vine leaf motif and clover details, set in a marble block with a crimson vein in the top corner. Rests on bras...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Mantel Clocks

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Marble, Brass

Rare Mid Century PRIM bakelite table or wall clock
Located in PRAHA 5, CZ
Extremely rare clock from Czech manufacturer PRIM. Manufactured in former Czechoslovakia in 1950's. Black bakelite body with brass hands. The clock is hinged and can be placed in sev...
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1950s Czech Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mantel Clocks

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Bakelite

Jaeger LeCoultre Mid Century Square Dial Brass and Glass Atmos Clock 528-8
Located in London, GB
A stunning Mid Century Jaeger LeCoultre Atmos clock with the rare square dial. Serial Number 484155, Caliber 528-8. In its glass case, the Atmos clock’s unique design allows the o...
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Mid-Century Modern Mantel Clocks

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Brass

Mid-Century Jaeger LeCoultre 'Marina' Clock Lucite and Brass Circa 1960
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
A Mid-Century Jaeger-LeCoultre mantel clock in a Lucite case with inset brass decoration showing fish with reeds and air bubbles rising.. Eight day movement by Jaeger-LeCoultre with ...
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Mid-Century Modern Mantel Clocks

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Brass

Jaeger Le-Coultre Mid Century Marina Brass and Glass Clock No. 487
Located in London, GB
A stylish Mid-Century Jaeger-LeCoultre mantel clock in a lucite case showing a beautiful scene from nature with a heron fishing amongst reeds. Numbered 487, the clock has an eight da...
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1960s Swiss Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mantel Clocks

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Brass

Jaeger LeCoultre Mid Century Brass and Glass Skeleton Clock No. 508
Located in London, GB
A beautiful brass and glass mantel clock by Jaeger LeCoultre, with a floating Baguette movement set in a rectangular glass and polished brass case. The gilt brass case has stylish be...
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1980s Swiss Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mantel Clocks

Materials

Brass

Jaeger LeCoultre Mid-Century Marina Mantel Clock with Oriental Theme No. 349
Located in London, GB
Stunning Jaeger LeCoultre mid-century marina desk clock with an Oriental theme, number 349. The clock has a polished gilt brass and lucite case. It is beautifully decorated with an O...
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1960s Swiss Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mantel Clocks

Materials

Brass

Jaeger LeCoultre Mid-Century Brass and Glass Maritime Marina Clock No. 352
Located in London, GB
Stunning Jaeger LeCoultre mid-century marina desk clock with a Maritime theme, number 352. The clock has a polished gilt brass and lucite case. It is beautifully decorated with an un...
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1960s Swiss Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mantel Clocks

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Jaeger Lecoultre 'Marina' Mantel Clock, Circa 1960
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
A Mid-Century Jaeger-LeCoultre mantel clock in a Lucite case with inset brass decoration showing Bumble Bees amongst various flowers and branches . Set over a gilded Brass stepped ba...
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Mid-Century Modern Mantel Clocks

Materials

Brass

Jaeger LeCoultre Swiss Gilt Equestrian Eight Day Mantel Clock
Located in London, GB
A rare Jaeger LeCoultre Swiss gilt equestrian eight day mantel clock. The wonderfully heavy gilt case in the form of a horse rider's stirrup has a gilded and fully jewelled skelet...
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1990s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Mantel Clocks

Materials

Brass

Jaeger LeCoultre Mid-Century Marina Poissons Brass and Glass Atmos Clock
Located in London, GB
A stunning Jaeger LeCoultre mid-century Marina 'Poissons' Atmos clock with gilded fishes to the front and sides. This piece looks wonderful on a desk in a study, or on a mantelpiece ...
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1960s Swiss Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mantel Clocks

Materials

Brass

Collection of Classic Modernist Radio Cabinets Eames Etc. 1946-47
Located in Framingham, MA
Cool collection of designer mid century Tube Radio pieces, by Charles Eames, etc. Each piece has been restored. They tune to AM stations. Lovely touches to a space looking for a smal...
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1940s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mantel Clocks

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Rope Clock Adrien Audoux and Frida Minet
Located in Austin, TX
Mid-century rope clock Adrien Audoux and Frida Minet.
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mantel Clocks

Materials

Rope, Glass

Jaeger LeCoultre Mid Century Skeleton Mantel Clock
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
A Skeletonised mantel clock by Jaeger LeCoultre. Floating Baguette movement set in a rectangular glass and polished brass case. Numbered 599 to base. Dimensions: H 20.5cm W 12cm ...
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19th Century Swiss Antique Mid-Century Modern Mantel Clocks

Materials

Brass

Big Machined Brass Kienzle Modernist Table World Time Zone Clock 1960
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Big Machined Brass Kienzle Modernist Table World Timer Zone Clock 1960
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20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Mantel Clocks

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Mantel Clock by Jaeger Lecoultre Lucite and Brass circa 1960
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
A Mid-Century Jaeger-LeCoultre mantel clock in a Lucite case with inset brass chinoiserie decoration featuring a young girl amongst the lily pads with an overhanging branch above . S...
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Mid-Century Modern Mantel Clocks

Materials

Brass

Jaeger LeCoultre Mid-Century Skeleton Clock
Located in London, GB
Stunning Jaeger LeCoultre inline skeleton clock, parading a clean minimalistic design suitable anywhere in the home, especially a table, mantelpiece or desk. Made with gilt brass...
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Mid-Century Modern Mantel Clocks

Materials

Brass

Jaeger LeCoultre Mid Century Atmos Clock Model 544
Located in London, GB
A stunning mid-century Jaeger LeCoultre Atmos clock model 544, with a stylish square dial with rounded edges. In its glass case, the Atmos clock’s unique design allows the owner to s...
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Mid-Century Modern Mantel Clocks

Materials

Brass

Jaeger LeCoultre Mid Century Sun Dial Desk Clock
Located in London, GB
A stunning Jaeger LeCoultre 8 day circular desk clock from the Mid Century era with a sun-shaped dial. The sun motif was prolific in the Art Deco era and was used as a symbol to chee...
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Mid-Century Modern Mantel Clocks

Materials

Brass

Jaeger LeCoultre Mid Century Atmos Clock Model 528-8
Located in London, GB
A stunning Mid Century Jaeger LeCoultre Atmos clock, model 528-8 with circular dial and Arabic numerals. In its glass case, the Atmos clock’s unique design allows the owner to see th...
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Mid-Century Modern Mantel Clocks

Materials

Brass

Jaeger LeCoultre Mid Century Marina Clock Model No. 486
Located in London, GB
Stunning Jaeger LeCoultre mid century Marina eight day clock with a detailed naturalistic design. With a polished gilt brass and lucite case with a white background, this clock is...
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Mid-Century Modern Mantel Clocks

Materials

Brass

Jaeger LeCoultre Mid Century Marina Clock Model No. 486
Located in London, GB
Beautiful Jaeger LeCoultre mid century Marina eight day clock with a detailed naturalistic design. With a polished gilt brass and lucite case with a black background, this clock i...
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Mid-Century Modern Mantel Clocks

Materials

Brass

Jaeger LeCoultre Mid Century Marina Atmos Clock
Located in London, GB
A stunning Jaeger LeCoultre mid century Marina Atmos clock with an Oriental fisherman theme. This piece looks wonderful on a desk in a study, or on a mantelpiece or table. Nicknam...
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Mid-Century Modern Mantel Clocks

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Gold Plate, Brass

Le Coultre Atlas Clock
Located in Milton, DE
Welcome to the wonderful world of midcentury. When creating a midcentury interior, layers are important. Paired down to the simplest forms, mid century demands that collections are s...
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Mid-Century Modern Mantel Clocks

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Gold Plate

Jaeger Lecoultre 8 Days Inline Table Gold Table Clock w/ Star Dial, circa 1967
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Rare Jaeger LeCoultre 8-day inline movement table desk clock. Attractive case from 1967 in gold color. The clock has two crystals, the back one with stars holds the movement, the fro...
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1960s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mantel Clocks

Materials

Gold

1950s Seth Thomas Dynaire 2 E Wood Mantel Vintage ART DECO Clock
Located in National City, CA
Clock Vintage Seth Thomas DYNAIRE 2 E, Model E022 004 Electric Wood Mantel Art Deco Clock Vintage Eames Era style. Made Seth Thomas Clocks in Conn, USA Dimensions: 10 3/8" W x 5 1/...
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mantel Clocks

Materials

Wood

Vintage Tiffany and Co. Square Brass Desk Clock, 1970s
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Handsome 8 day, Swiss jeweled Tiffany and Co. square desk clock in patinated brass with stepped dial frame and two-tiered base. Face pivots between flanking hexagonal columns for adj...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mantel Clocks

Materials

Brass

Pedro Friedeberg, Exceptional Surrealist Carved Clock, Gilt Wood, Mexico 1970s
Located in New York, NY
Pedro Friedeberg (b. 1937) An exceptional, dreamlike Astroclock sculpture by Mexican Surrealist master Pedro Friedeberg, in carved and gold-leafed mahogany enriched by striking pain...
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1970s Mexican Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mantel Clocks

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Gold Leaf

Large Midcentury Kienzle GMT World Time Zone Brass Table Clock, Germany, 1960s
Located in Vienna, AT
A impressive and large brass and glass modernist desk or table clock with a world map clocks face and world time zones and beautiful three-dimensional digits. Executed in the 1960s b...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Mantel Clocks

Materials

Brass

Vintage Imhof for Saks Fifth Avenue Circular Brass Desk Clock Switzerland, 1960s
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stately, two-handed, Swiss 15 jewel, 8 day winding desk clock manufactured by Imhof for Saks Fifth Avenue- early 1960s. Polished brass, splayed circular clock face, with applied sol...
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1960s Swiss Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mantel Clocks

Materials

Brass

Junghans Meister Mantel Clock
Located in Vienna, AT
Brass construction with glass front. Battery movement.
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1950s German Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mantel Clocks

Materials

Brass

Dutch Midcentury, Avant Garde, Brass and Polychrome Enamel Pendulum Mantle Clock
By Hermle and Kieninger, Orfac
Located in Port Hope, ON
The Avant Garde design of this 1960s, chiming (on the hour and on the half hour), pendulum, mechanical mantel clock is typical of the work of the Dutch clock-makers, Orfac of Rogan, ...
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1960s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mantel Clocks

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Metal, Brass

Pedro Friedeberg Silver Gilt Vintage Hand Clock
Located in Westport, CT
Pedro Friedeberg handcrafted silver leaf hand clock, vintage early 1960s, with original label from dated service inside, 1969.
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Mid-20th Century Mexican Mid-Century Modern Mantel Clocks

Materials

Enamel, Silver

Mantel Grandfather Clock by Arthur Umanoff for Howard Miller
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a solid oak circa 1975 Howard Miller mechanical pendulum wall clock. It is a model 612, has an 8-day winder and keeps excellent time. The case is a beautiful, heavy gleaming ...
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1970s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mantel Clocks

Materials

Brass

Mid-Century Crescent Moon Shaped Crystal Clock by Daum
By Daum
Located in San Diego, CA
Striking crescent moon shaped, crystal mantel clock by Daum. This rare Mid-Century piece is in excellent working condition and makes an elegant statement in any room.
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1960s French Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mantel Clocks

Materials

Crystal

Mid-Century Acrylic and Marble Modernist Mantel Clock
Located in Van Nuys, CA
High style marble modernist mantel clock with unique acrylic accents and new quartz movement, circa 1950.
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1950s American Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mantel Clocks

Materials

Marble

American Mid-Century Handcrafted Mix Woods Double-Sided Rams Horns Table Clock
Located in San Diego, CA
A unique rare table clock, incredible craftsmanship a one of a kind item double-sided battery operated, signed and dated inside as shown. KKCK 1985 #18.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Mantel Clocks

Materials

Wood

Mid Century Prim Wood and Bakelite Table Clock
Located in PRAHA 5, CZ
Arm watches and wall clocks Prim have made a name for themselves in the world. Round plastic clock with a simple dial and a red second hand are fitted in a wooden form which can be e...
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1960s Czech Vintage Mid-Century Modern Mantel Clocks

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Bakelite, Wood

Jaeger LeCoultre Mid-Century Skeleton Clock
Located in London, GB
Stunning Jaeger LeCoultre inline skeleton clock, with a clean minimalistic design which would look stylish on a table, mantelpiece of desk. The stylish Jaeger LeCoultre logo is v...
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Mid-Century Modern Mantel Clocks

Materials

Brass

Jaeger LeCoultre Mid Century Marina Bees Model no. 404
Located in London, GB
A stunning Swiss Mid Century Jaeger LeCoultre Marina Eight Day clock with a skeletonised baguette movement. This is a Marina Bees Model no. 404. The clock has a polished gilt bras...
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Mid-Century Modern Mantel Clocks

Materials

Brass

Kienzle Clocks mantel clocks for sale on 1stDibs

Mantel clocks by Kienzle are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of mantel clocks, there are many options to choose from, although beige editions of this piece are particularly popular. There are 2 vintage versions of these items in stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original mantel clocks by Kienzle Clocks were created in Germany during the 20th century in the mid-century modern style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider mantel clocks by and . Pricing for mantel clocks from Kienzle can vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $1,400 and tops out at $1,700, while pieces like these can sell for $1,550 on average.

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