antique clock design

You have recently buy a house and you are wondering about the decoration and the objects that you will put in your living room to make it different from the others?

What could be warmer than a beautiful antique clock to decorate your living room? 

Antique clocks represent a vast collection of clocks and wall or desk clocks whose forms, presentation and manufacture are based on traditional methods and means.

Antique clocks take various forms such as comtoises, cuckoo clocks, but also wall clocks or table clocks. In this last category, one can note the presence of clocks and pendulums protected by a globe of blown glass pendulum.

How to recognize an antique clock?

First of all, we recognize the old clocks by the materials used for their manufacture. They are often those that were found in abundance in Europe in the last century such as wood and metal. Wood has indeed the property to protect the mechanism from dust and humidity. This is the reason why comtoises are made of wood, while most antique clocks and pendulum clocks are made of solid metals such as bronze or brass.

The mechanism with which the clock is equipped can also be a part of an antique clock. Indeed, the mechanical movements are par excellence, the movements of time. The winding of the mechanism makes it possible to wind up the spring which provides the energy necessary for the good functioning of the clock. The movement can also be striking (every quarter of an hour) with 3 possible melodies: Westminster, St Mickaël and Whittinton.

Finally the design is of course a strong indicator of the period of origin of the clock as well as the use of Roman numerals or the style of the hands.

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