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ARTS AND CRAFTS STYLE

Emerging in reaction to industrialization and mass production, the Arts and Crafts movement celebrated handcrafted design as a part of daily life. The history of Arts and Crafts furniture has roots in 1860s England with an emphasis on natural motifs and simple flourishes like mosaics and carvings. This work is characterized by plain construction that showcases the hand of the artisan.

The earliest American Arts and Crafts furniture dates back to the start of the 20th century. Designers working in this style in the United States initially looked to ideas put forth by The Craftsman, a magazine published by Wisconsin native Gustav Stickley, a furniture maker and founder of the Craftsman style. Stickley’s furniture was practical and largely free of ornament. His Craftsman style drew on French Art Nouveau as well as the work he encountered on his travels in England. There, the leading designers of the Arts and Crafts movement included William Morris, who revived historical techniques such as embroidery and printed fabrics in his furnishings, and Charles Voysey, whose minimal approach was in contrast to the ornamentation favored in the Victorian era.

American Arts and Crafts work would come to involve a range of influences unified by an elevation of traditional craftsmanship. The furniture was often built from sturdy woods like oak and mahogany while featuring details such as inlaid metal, tooled leather and ceramic tiles. The style in the United States was led by Stickley, whose clean-lined chairs and benches showcased the grain of the wood, and furniture maker Charles Rohlfs, who was informed by international influences like East Asian and French Art Nouveau design.

Hubs in America included several utopian communities such as Rose Valley in Pennsylvania and the Byrdcliffe Arts and Crafts Colony in New York, where craftspeople made furniture that prioritized function over any decoration. Their work would influence designers and architects including Frank Lloyd Wright, who built some of the most elegant and iconic structures in the United States and likewise embraced a thoughtful use of materials in his furniture.

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Style: Arts and Crafts
Antique Art Nouveau Ceramic Table or Mantel Clock with Bronze Flower Sculptures
Located in Lisse, NL
Rare and stunning majolica glazed antique clock from the European Art Nouveau era. If you like rare Arts & Crafts antiques in general and marvelous clocks in particular then this ha...
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Early 20th Century European Arts and Crafts Clocks

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Arts and Crafts Nutwood Mantel or Table Clock with an Embossed Brass Dial Face
Located in Lisse, NL
Practical size and beautiful design Arts and Crafts mantel clock. This extremely stylish and practical size Arts and Crafts table clock is yet another one of our recent great find...
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Early 20th Century European Arts and Crafts Clocks

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Arts & Crafts Copper Mantel Clock, circa 1900
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
An exceptional Arts & Crafts copper mantel clock standing on two rectangular shaped feet with an arched body with an embossed dial and silvered Arabic numerals flanked with ribbons a...
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Early 1900s Antique Arts and Crafts Clocks

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Copper

Arts & Crafts/Secessionist Clock with Female Figures by Roman Bronze Works
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Extremely rare if not unique, this extraordinary timepiece may be the only sculpture-cum-clock ever cast by the Roman Bronze Works, America's premier bronze foundry in the early 20th...
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1910s American Vintage Arts and Crafts Clocks

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Bronze

Rare 1920s Wrought Iron Table or Desk Clock, Stamped Kriegsmaterial on the Back
Located in Lisse, NL
Beautiful and well working Arts & Crafts clock, stamped 'war materials'. This German 'war time' (or interbellum) clock is another one of our recent unique finds. After WWI there was...
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Early 20th Century German Arts and Crafts Clocks

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Antique Arts and Crafts Hunting Clock with Bronze Dog and Bird Sculptures
Located in Lisse, NL
Large and stunning, top quality handcrafted antique wall clock. This one of a kind hunting clock reveils the quality (both in design and details) that the Arts and Crafts style is k...
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Early 20th Century European Arts and Crafts Clocks

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Brass, Bronze, Iron

1890s Arts and Crafts Advertising Grandfather Clock and Cabinet
Located in Peekskill, NY
This is a very rare and unusual Arts and Crafts advertising clock display cabinet. It reads.. Time to Use Cedarine Furniture Polish. This example is as clean and fresh as it gets and...
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Late 19th Century American Antique Arts and Crafts Clocks

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Wood

Dutch Modernist Design Hand Crafted Brass & Beveled Glass Table / Mantel Clock
Located in Lisse, NL
Unique design clock for the collectors of timeless antiques. Finding this unique Arts & Crafts Dutch table clock truly felt like a blessing. The overall design is remarkable, but th...
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Early 20th Century Dutch Arts and Crafts Clocks

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Brass

Arts & Crafts Oak Cased Mantel Clock with Copper Dial
Located in Norwich, GB
Arts & Crafts oak cased mantel clock. Two columns with brass capitals support either side of the dial with brass inlay decoration to the front panel. Copper dial with Arabic numer...
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1880s German Antique Arts and Crafts Clocks

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Copper

19th Century French Oak Japy Freres Wall Clock Valogne Paris
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
19th century French oak Japy Freres wall clock valogne, Paris, circa 1890. Solid oak case, white enamel dial with roman numerals with the Parisian superb of Paris on the dial. Fit...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Arts and Crafts Clocks

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Oak

Arts and Crafts Oak Cased Longcase Clock
Located in Norwich, GB
Fine Arts and Crafts oak cased Longcase clock standing on a raised plinth with beautifully decorated panel below the glazed door with raised brass decoration. Curved pediment ab...
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1980s British Vintage Arts and Crafts Clocks

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Oak

Arts & Crafts Liberty Pewter Clock by David Veasey, 1903
By David Veasey
Located in Sydney, NSW
A David Veasey designed clock of "The Tree of Life" made by Liberty & Co London in their "Tudric" range, pewter, circa 1903. A very large clock with a beautiful green/blue enamel di...
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Early 1900s British Antique Arts and Crafts Clocks

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Enamel, Pewter

"Carpe Diem," Jugendstil Sculpture w/ Clock, Nude Adam & Eve Theme, 34 inches
By R. Schmotz-Metzner 1
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Extremely rare and beautifully sculpted and executed, this monumental terracotta clock depicting a nude Adam and Eve exchanging the fateful apple, is finished in a green-black glaze ...
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Early 1900s German Antique Arts and Crafts Clocks

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Terracotta

John Pearson Style of, an Arts & Crafts Copper Wall Clock with Repousse Flowers
By John Pearson
Located in London, GB
An Arts & Crafts copper chiming wall clock in the style of John Pearson with hand formed stylised floral repousse work to the face depicting a large flower flanked by flower buds wit...
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Early 1900s British Antique Arts and Crafts Clocks

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Copper

Little Arts and Crafts Mantle/Bedside Clock With Hand Formed Copper Leaves
Located in London, GB
A little Arts and Crafts mantle/bedside clock with hand formed copper leaves. Ticks away nicely and has and fast and slow adjuster so it can be quite accurate.
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Early 20th Century English Arts and Crafts Clocks

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Copper

B G H, Attri an Arts & Crafts Brass Mantel Clock with Stylised Floral Chasing
Located in London, GB
Birmingham guild of handicraft, attributed. An Arts and Crafts hand made brass mantel clock, with ball finial, stylised floral hand chased decoration and hand riveted construction ...
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Early 1900s English Antique Arts and Crafts Clocks

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Brass

Glasgow School Patinated Brass Clock with Mother-Of-Pearl Inlaid Square Details
Located in London, GB
An Arts and Crafts Glasgow School Patinated Brass Clock with Mother-Of-Pearl Inlaid Square Details and whiplash handles to the sides.
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Early 20th Century Arts and Crafts Clocks

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Metal

An Arts & Crafts Silver Plated Mantel Clock with Mottled Blue Ruskin Jewels
Located in London, GB
An Arts & Crafts mantel clock with four Ruskin jewels and hand twisted legs united by a cross stretcher stood on shaped feet. Recently serviced and working well.
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Early 1900s British Antique Arts and Crafts Clocks

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Copper

Rare & Small Geometrical Design Dutch Arts & Crafts Nutwood & Glass Wall Clock
Located in Lisse, NL
Early 20th century, great condition antique wall clock with the original glass panels. Over the years we have sold a few dozen Arts & Crafts pendulums (or mantel clocks). They wer...
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Early 20th Century European Arts and Crafts Clocks

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Brass, Metal

Modernist Wall Clock
Located in Sagaponack, NY
An unique wall clock with an enameled elongated rectangular face, off-center dials and square hour markers.
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1960s American Vintage Arts and Crafts Clocks

Materials

Steel, Enamel

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Antique Hand Carved Arts & Crafts Wall Clock with Grape and Blackberry Branches
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Antique American Mission Arts & Crafts Oak 8-Day Grandfather Clock, circa 1900
Located in Portland, OR
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Beautiful and Stylish Arts & Crafts Era Handmade Oak Vienna Regulator Wall Clock
Located in Lisse, NL
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English Arts & Crafts 8-Day Longcase Clock by Maple of London, circa 1890
Located in Portland, OR
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