Antique clocks are important because of their beautiful design and the precision of which they tell the time. Up until the 19th century, clocks belonged to the most refined technical instruments in the world. Naturally, the design of the clock case depended on the current fashion trends. Around 1280, the first mechanical clocks powered by weights appeared in Europe. These large clocks could only be seen in churches and monasteries. At the end of the 14th century, clocks were used for everyday use. Eventually, this led to the development of wearable clocks and watches.
There are wall clocks, lantern clocks, clock-face clocks (with a simplistic shape), cartel clocks (decorative, spring-driven clocks that are usually in the Rococo-style), banjo and lire clocks, half pillar clocks (its decorations refer to architecture) and grandfather clocks (often impressive pieces of furniture, based on the dominant architectonic styles). Table clocks and mantle clocks are easier to manage. They are small, valuable works of art that reflect the dominant fashion. There are, for instance, Regency table clocks, Victorian table clocks and American table clocks.
The console clock, a clock placed on a matching wall table or standard table, is very interesting. French pendulums became very popular at the start of the 19th century. A nifty mechanism was combined with a very extraordinary case in bronze, marble and detailed Ormolu (ground gold) ornaments. The electrical clock was in development for a long time, but since the 20th century, it is used in homes. Antique Style Web Store offers clocks based on the antique clocks mentioned before. Nostalgic clocks that evoke feelings of the past; the cosy feeling of ‘there’s no place like home’. Classic clocks have been fitted with modern comforts and run on AA-batteries.
The contemporary, antique clocks are also suitable for a restaurant, pub or bar. Even though it is better for time to stand still in these cases, there is still a time of coming and going. Every household uses a clock in the morning. A clock next to the bed usually gets the first glance. A bedroom clock, night clock or alarm clock can be small and is fitted with an alarm. The table clock, wall clock or mantle clock in the living room should exude tranquility. A living room clock is decorative and deserves a prominent place. The antique reproductions of clocks on Antique Style Web Store are beautiful and affordable! Order the clock of your choice online now.