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Keeping and understanding time has been a topic of debate since the beginning of time. It’s no wonder artisans and craftsmen have spent a lot of time and thought into antique clock design. All our clocks are cleaned and in working condition. We sell French, English , Belgian antique clocks all in universal language that is time. Time is kept through mantle clocks, watch holders, wall clocks shaped in squares, hexagons and round. Portico clocks, tall case clocks with banjo shaped cases, grandfather clocks, desk clocks and more. Made of carved woods with ormolu and hand painted. We sell fire-gilt clocks, a craft that John B. McLemore of This American Life’s S Town made popular in modern times.

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  • French 19th Century Mantle Clock

    $3,995.00

    19.13"H x 7.75"W x 4.50"D

    Dimensions: 19-⅛”H x 7-¾”W x 4-½”D

    This fabulous mantle clock is the perfect way to add a touch of sparkle to any space. Crafted from wonderfully shaped white marble that’s been adorned with gorgeous ormolu. Atop the whole is a floral wreath that’s crossed with a pair of torches topped with wheat and fire. The cloak face is encompassed by a rhinestone encrusted pendulum. The porcelain clock face is beautifully hand painted with a floral motif. As this is a functioning clock- a wind key is included. Recently cleaned and restored by a professional to ensure its working condition. Make sure to view all of the photos to get a closer look at all the details. C. 1820

  • French 19th Century Painted Case Clock

    $4,500.00

    93"H x 21.75"W x 9.88"D

    Dimensions: 93”H x 21-¾”W x 9-⅞”D

    This French 19th Century banjo shaped case clock is an eye-catching piece in any space. Topped by a smartly carved cornice above the dial face door. Supported by an intricate brass repousse frontage, the dial face sports hand painted Roman numerals. Shapely and well ornamented, the frame features a faux bois finish and floral designs throughout. The finish is worn in all the perfect places giving it a fantastic patina. This weight-driven clock is in working order, provided it is regularly wound. One crank-key included. Because of how particular longcase clocks are, you will want to have a professional come and make sure it’s level and show you how to properly wind it. Standing just under 8’ tall, it will add great presence to interiors with extra-high ceilings. Make sure to view the detailed images to get a closer look. Make sure to take a look through all of the photographs to get a closer view of the details.

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    French 19th Century Banjo Painted Case Clock

    $2,995.00

    86.50"H x 20.50"W x 11.25"D

    Dimensions: 86-½”H x 20-½”W x 11-¼”D

    This French 19th Century banjo shaped case clock is an eye-catching piece in any interior. Topped by a smartly carved cornice above the dial face door. Supported by a brass repousse frontage, the dial face sports hand painted Roman numerals as well as “Dumas a Montmorillon” to indicate the maker and origin. Shapely and well ornamented, the frame features a faux bois finish and floral designs throughout. The repousse pendulum is detailed with celestial and floral elements. The finish is worn in all the perfect places giving it a fantastic patina. This weight-driven clock is in working order, provided it is regularly wound. One crank-key included. Because of how particular longcase clocks are, you will want to have a professional come and make sure it’s level and show you how to properly wind it. Standing right at 8’ tall, it will add great presence to interiors with extra-high ceilings. Make sure to view the detailed images to get a closer look. Make sure to take a look through all of the photographs to get a closer view of the details.

  • French 19th Century Tall Case Clock

    $4,595.00

    96.25"H x 23.13"W x 12.25"D

    Dimensions: 96-¼”H x 23-⅛”W x 12-¼”D

    This fantastic solid oak case clock was crafted in France during the 19th century. A sharply carved bonet over a single door with glass panes for the dial case and pendulum to show through. A beautifully patinated brass repousse fronton supports the marble dial face. The Roman numerals were hand painted in blue on white porcelain shield forms. The large pendulum was crafted from brass by hand, you can still see some of the hammer marks. This weight-driven clock is in working order, provided it is regularly wound. One crank-key included. Because of how particular longcase clocks are, you will want to have a professional come and make sure it’s level and show you how to properly wind it. Standing right at 8’ tall, it will add great presence to interiors with extra-high ceilings. Make sure to view the detailed images to get a closer look.

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    French Pine Case Clock with Quartz Movement

    $1,995.00

    84.25"H x 18.50"W x 10.50"D

    Dimensions: 84-¼”H x 18-½”W x 10-½”D

    This amazing long case clock was handcrafted in 19th century France. A carved bonnet over a hand painted clock face. The dainty floral decoration, accented with gold paint, is timelessly charming. The arching case door features a functioning lock and key. From the back, the newly installed quartz movement is visible. Make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look.

  • French 18th Century Gilt Barometer

    $3,400.00

    36.25"H x 16"W x 3.25"D

    Dimensions: 36-¼”H x 16”W x 3-¼”D

    A stunning gold gilt Louis XVI barometer, made in France circa 1780. The instrument was used to measure atmospheric pressure and had a thermometer below the central dial to measure air temperature. Although this barometer has lost its scientific functionality, its undeniable beauty endures. An ostrich-feather plumed helmet rests between crossed flags and above a warrior’s shield, from which behind peek a drum and horn. The body is finished in brilliant gold gilt with laurel leaf flourishes and draped fabric imagery. The dial face has been hand-painted in beautiful detail. These antique barometers make impressive decorative, sculptural, objects, instantly elevating a room’s decor with a touch of old-world class.

  • French 19th Century Napoleon III Mother of Pearl Inlay Wall Clock

    $950.00

    24.50"H x 20"W x 5.50"D

    Dimensions: 24-½”H x 20”W x 5-½”D

    This 19th century clock is stunning with its diamond-shaped rippling clock frame of ebony-painted wood. Mother-of-pearl floral and foliate designs are inlaid in differently stained mahogany and brilliant mother-of-pearl, surrounding the porcelain clock face in symmetrical form. Behind protective glass, the white porcelain face has beautiful hand-painted Roman numerals and floral design radiating from the pierced brass hands. Recently professionally cleaned and ready to be hung in your interior. The clock chimes on the hour, 5 minutes after the hour, and once on the half hour. For an additional $150.00 a quartz movement can be added to the clock to keep time without winding weekly. This clock has a very short pendulum swing and must be level. If you swing the pendulum too hard, it will be out of balance. A winding key is included. Make sure to view the detailed images to get a closer look at the condition and wonderful patina.

  • French Art Deco Marble Mantle Clock

    $1,200.00

    11.75"H x 12.25"W x 5"D

    Dimensions: 11-¾”H x 12-¼”W x 5”D

    Beautiful and in working condition, this Art Deco mantle clock will add a touch of vintage whimsey to any living space. Created by Pierre Sega, a little known but prolific artist and sculptor in the early 20th century, signed on the male figure. The combination of red and white marble with bronze is a striking contrast. Two patinated bronze figures lazily top the clock. A pair of matching tazas are included; marble top and bases with floral detailed bronze support. The hand painted clock face is protected behind glass. This clock has been professionally restored and includes a winding key. Make sure to view detailed images for a closer look at the fantastic condition of the clock.

  • Framed German Black Forest 19th Century Clock

    $925.00

    9.25"H x 7.88"W x 5.25"D

    Dimensions: 9-¼”H x 7-⅞”W x 5-¼”D

    Although this German Black Forest 19th century framed clock no longer works, the beauty of its composition gives it another life as a work of art. Behind the glass, the clock face is set in a beautifully stamped and painted metal plate. A large bird with its wings outstretched holds a wreath in its mouth and flanked by colorful floral arrangements. Age and use have given the metal a great patina without taking away from the luster of the metal. The slim chain hangs from the back where the bell and gears are still intact, adding an extra layer of authentic charm. Make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look!

  • Framed German 19th Century Clock

    $925.00

    9.25"H x 7.63"W x 5.50"D

    Dimensions: 9-¼”H x 7-⅝”W x 5-½”D

    Although this German Black Forest 19th century framed clock no longer works, the beauty of its composition gives it another life as a work of art. Behind the glass, the clock face is set in a beautifully stamped and painted metal plate. Age and use have given the metal a great patina without taking away from the luster of the metal. The slim chain hangs from the back where the bell and gears are still intact, adding an extra layer of authentic charm. Make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look!

  • Framed German 19th Century Clock

    $925.00

    9.75"H x 7.63"W x 5.50"D

    Dimensions: 9-¾”H x 7-⅝”W x 5-½”D

    Although this German Black Forest 19th century framed clock no longer works, the beauty of its composition gives it another life as a work of art. Behind the glass, the clock face is set in a beautifully stamped and painted metal plate. Age and use have given the metal a great patina without taking away from the luster of the metal. The slim chain hangs from the back where the bell and gears are still intact, adding an extra layer of authentic charm. Make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look!

  • French 19th Century Barometer

    $3,600.00

    38.25"H x 10.25"W x 2"D

    Dimensions: 38-¼”H x 10-¼”W x 2”D

    French 19th painted and gold gilt barometer and thermometer.  It is a recognizable ‘banjo’ shaped scientific instrument with all the carved details in gold gilt and the background is painted a sage green.  The circular face has painted numbers and lettering behind glass for reading the barometer.  There is also a painted scale on the face of the thermometer. Although it no longer works for taking measurements, it’s a great decorative piece. Make sure to view the detailed images to get a closer look at the beautiful details. 

  • French 19th Century Mantle Clock

    $2,500.00

    15.75"H x 11"W x 5.38"D

    Dimensions: 15-¾”H x 11”W x 5-⅜”D

    French metal mantle clock with ‘Boiscontier a Paris Rue De Caumartin’ printed on its face.  The crest is a basket with elaborate foliate motif over a symmetrically shaped case.  The key operates the clock’s working movement through two key holes found in the face.  The painted clock face has Roman numerals and corresponding time increments of five minutes each.  The domed glass front and back can be opened.  The clock sits atop a fluted column and is surrounded by wreath and garland details.  The base of the column has an abundance of detail.  The whole sits on four toupee shaped feet.  The chime strikes once on the half hour and once for every hour on the hour.

  • French 19th Century Provincial Horloge Case Clock

    $12,250.00

    94.5"H x 20"W x 8.5"D

    Dimensions: 94-½”H x 20”W x 8-½”D

    A carved crest of a basket with flowers crowns this heavily carved oak case clock, c. mid 1800’s.  A glazed-panel door just below the crest is flanked by sides with pierced half-moon carvings and houses the painted enamel clock face with Roman numerals and pierced brass hands.  The pressed brass fronton surrounding the clock’s face is quite stunning and has a horn of plenty, rising sun, basket of flowers, floral and foliate motifs.  The clock has a weight driven escapement and strikes on the hour, two minutes past the hour and half hour.  Just below is the rectilinear raised and recessed panel columnar door with extensive carvings and a glazed cabochon revealing the brass bob.  The cabinet has basket, floral, ribbon, guilloche, pearl, urn and lea & berry motif carvings.  The whole sits on a plinth base.  This clock has been cleaned and is in working condition.   

  • French 19th Century Napoleon III Mother of Pearl Inlay Wall Clock

    $850.00

    24"H x 19.38"W x 5"D

    Dimensions: 24”H x 19-⅜”W x 5”D

    A stunning 19th century wall clock – diamond in shape – with rippling clock frame of ebony-painted wood. Mother-of-pearl astral and filigree designs are inlaid in differently stained mahogany and brilliant mother-of-pearl, surrounding the porcelain clock face in symmetrical form. The white porcelain face has hand-painted Roman numerals. The clock chimes on the hour, and once on the half hour. For an additional $150.00 a quartz movement can be added to the clock to keep time without winding weekly.

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    French 19th Century Louis XVI-Style Mantel Clock

    $995.00

    17"H x 10.625"W x 5.625"D

    Dimensions: 17″H x 10-5/8″W x 5-5/8″D

    This fabulous Louis XVI-style figural mantel clock, c. 1890, is from France and features a bronze bust of a maiden attributed to Eugene Aizelin (French, 1821-1902), signed on the left proper side of the base “Ene. AIZELIN.” The bust is mounted upon a solid black and rouge marble accented clock base with enamel dial and hand-painted Roman numerals. This clock will add a lovely feminine touch to any mantel, dresser or console.

     

  • French 19th Century Empire Portico Clock

    $2,400.00

    19.88"H x 11.13"W x 5.75"D

    Dimensions: 19-7/8″H x 11-1/8″W x 5-3/4″D

    This elegant period Empire ormolu-mounted white marble portico clock, c. 1830, is from France. The floral-and-foliate ormolu-mounted frieze sits above four Doric columns with gilt bronze collars and bases and surround the workings. The 4-1/2″ enamel dial is marked “Sacré à Paris” and displays black hand-painted Roman numerals and housed in a gilt-bronze acanthus-leaf bezel over an unadorned pendulum. The whole rests on an ormolu-mounted plinth base with gilt-bronze pad feet. It has been cleaned and is in working condition. This clock would be exquisite set atop a darker contrasting mantle or console table!

     

  • Fine French 19th Century Empire-Style Marquetry-Inlaid Satinwood and Gilt-Bronze Portico Clock

    $2,450.00

    25.75"H x 11.75"W x 7.38"D

    Dimensions: 25-3/4″H x 11-3/4″W x 7-3/8″D

    This French 19th century marquetry-inlaid satinwood and gilt-bronze portico clock, c. 1840’s, in the Empire taste, features a floral-and-foliate-inlaid frieze over four line-inlaid satinwood columns with gilt-bronze capitals having diapered and acanthus-leaf detail and gilt-bronze bases. The silvered and engraved dial with engraved Roman numerals is surrounded by a finely diapered gilt-bronze bezel and cast gilt-bronze floral pendulum surmounted by a pair of swans resting on a floral-inlaid plinth base with turned pad feet.  The whole is presented in a dome-on-stand which retains its original wavy glass. This clock retains its original key, has been cleaned, and is in working order.

  • 19th Century Napoleon III Fire-Gilt Bronze Figural Mantel Clock

    $2,500.00

    17"H x 11.38"W x 4.38"D

    Dimensions:  17″H x 11-3/8″W x 4-3/8″D

    This beautifully detailed Napoleon III fire-gilt bronze figural mantel clock is from France, c. 1860-1880. Featuring a graceful maiden in classical dress seated upon a boulder. The plinth base is mounted with palmette anthemia and resting on scrolled feet.

  • French 19th Century Napoleon III Mother-of-Pearl Inlay Wall Clock

    $850.00

    24.5"H x 19.25"W x 5.25"D

    Dimensions: 24 1/2″H x 19 1/4″W x 5 1/4″D

    This 19th century clock is stunning with its diamond-shaped rippling clock frame of ebony-painted wood. Mother-of-pearl floral and foliate designs are inlaid in differently stained mahogany and brilliant mother-of-pearl, surrounding the porcelain clock face in symmetrical form. The white porcelain face has hand-painted Roman numerals. The clock chimes on the hour, and once on the half hour. For an additional $150.00 a quartz movement can be added to the clock to keep time without winding weekly.

  • French 19th Century Table Clock of Ebonized Wood with Brass & Shell Inlay

    $795.00

    13.25"H x 10.25"W x 5.5"D

    Dimensions: 13 1/4″H x 10 1/4″W x 5 1/2″D

    French table clock in working and cleaned condition with all its parts. This fine table clock is made of ebonized wood with brass line inlay, etched brass and shells. Some inlay is missing, see detailed photos, back  piece, hiding the insides has been replaced. Middle 1800s.

  • French 19th Century Boulle-Inlay Table Clock Under Glass Dome

    $3,750.00

    24.25"H x 14.25"W x 7.5"D

    Dimensions: 24-1/4″H x 14-1/4″W x 7-1/2″D

    An absolutely stunning antique French boulle-work table clock on a domed stand, c. 1840’s.  In the manner of André Charles Boulle, it is ebonized and inlaid with mother-of-pearl, etched-brass and tortoiseshell under a hand-rolled glass dome. The clock has been cleaned and is in working condition.

  • French 19th Century Oak Tall Case Clock

    $4,595.00

    91.75"H x 20.25"W x 11.13"D

    Dimensions: 91 3/4″H x 20 1/4″W x 11 1/8″D

    Outstanding French Case Clock in solid oak. This stunning case clock would add beauty to any room! Please see photos for more detail. c. 1880’s

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    English 19th Century Staffordshire Figural Clock

    $150.00

    9.375"H x 6.5"W x 2"D

    Dimensions: 9-3/8″H x 6-1/2″W x 2″D

     English Staffordshire Clock, c. late 1800’s. It’s always 8:00 here! Featuring a pair of Highland gentlemen and a resting doe.
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    English 19th Century Staffordshire “Three Graces” Watch-Holder

    $150.00

    11.25"H x 8"W x 3.25"D

    Dimensions: 11-1/4″H x 8″W x 3-1/4″D

     A most attractive and well-colored 19th century antique Victorian Staffordshire watch-holder figural group, c. 1860-1890. The Three Graces, Faith, Hope and Charity are here represented as three women, each dressed in bodice, long skirt and scarf, two standing and one kneeling, their heads supporting the watch-holder.

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    English 19th Century Staffordshire “Prince of Wales and Princess Royal” Watch Holder

    $450.00

    11"H x 9"W x 3.25"D

    Dimensions: 11″H x 9″W x 3-1/4″D

    Staffordshire “Prince of Wales and Princess Royal” Watch Holder, c. 1870-1890.

Keeping and understanding time has been a topic of debate since the beginning of time. It’s no wonder artisans and craftsmen have spent a lot of time and thought into antique clock design. All our clocks are cleaned and in working condition. We sell French, English , Belgian antique clocks all in universal language that is time. Time is kept through mantle clocks, watch holders, wall clocks shaped in squares, hexagons and round. Portico clocks, tall case clocks with banjo shaped cases, grandfather clocks, desk clocks and more. Made of carved woods with ormolu and hand painted. We sell fire-gilt clocks, a craft that John B. McLemore of This American Life’s S Town made popular in modern times.

Shop Antique Clocks

Antique clocks can take you back to a time when life moved a little slower. They give your home the nostalgic feeling that comes with old grandfather clocks and similar timepieces. Fireside Antiques has a collection of the most exquisite antique clocks for you to bring into your home.

We look at the clock several times a day without a second thought. However, with an antique clock, the routine takes on a layer of grandeur, replacing the mundane with sophistication. Antique clocks can create a focal point for any room and spark conversation at any gathering.

Vintage and Antique Pieces for Your Home

While you can’t time travel, our vintage and antique clocks will take you to centuries past, even as they show you time in the present. Humans have moved through history first telling time with ancient devices, which led to mechanical and pendulum clock production as time went on.

From shadows produced by obelisks and sundials to water continually dripping from a reservoir to indexed candles melting and finally sand in hourglasses, humans have created many innovative timepieces. Artisans and craftsmen have invested countless hours into antique clock design. At Fireside Antiques, we have some of these pieces in our inventory.

Find Timeless Antique Clocks in Our Collection

Our collection of vintage timepieces includes French, Belgian, and English clocks, all of which are well-maintained and in perfect working condition. Our pieces include favorites such as mantle clocks, vintage French clocks, and wall clocks in shapes, sizes, and styles to suit any home. We also stock tall clocks and cases shaped like banjos, grandfather style, and much more.

These timepieces are often made from carved woods and gilded bronze or brass. They reflect several styles ranging from the French 19th Century to the English 19th Century. Some of our clocks also feature sculpted figures, while others have been signed by the artists who created them.

We have fire-gilt clocks, born of a craft initiated by John B. McLemore of This American Life’s town. We even stock attractive and well-colored watch holders, if you prefer smaller timepieces.

Ultimately, our vintage and antique clocks retain their original parts and look beautiful anywhere in your space. Elevate your home or office with one of our unique antique clocks.

Browse our extensive collection by category to find your new conversation starter. Once you make your selection from our inventory, we will have it delivered to your doorstep.

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