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Grandfather Clocks

Grandfather clocks evolved with the development of the pendulum clock in the 17th century. Innovative clockmakers lengthened pendulums in order to create a more reliable timekeeping device, and a case was needed to protect the pendulum and weights for domestic clocks. This inconvenience was solved by creating the longcase style of clock, more commonly known as the grandfather clock.

By the mid-18th century, American clockmakers began making tall-case clocks by hand. Due to the heavy tax on brass and other clockmaking materials shipped from abroad, the colonial grandfather clock was made mostly of wood, including its movements.

Originally producing chiming wall and mantel clocks, Howard Miller began manufacturing grandfather clocks in the '60s including the colonial-style Barwick... Read more

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IRISH EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY PERIOD RED WALNUT CHIPPENDALE LONG CASED CLOCK BY SINCLARE OF DUBLIN

June 28, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Shillelagh, Ireland

€1,800 (starting bid)

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GEORGE III PERIOD MAHOGANY LONGCASE CLOCK, CIRCA 1780

June 28, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Shillelagh, Ireland

€1,500 (starting bid)

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GEORGE III PERIOD MAHOGANY AND MARQUETRY LONGCASE CLOCK

June 28, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Shillelagh, Ireland

€1,500 (starting bid)

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CORK EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY LONG CASED CLOCK

June 28, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Shillelagh, Ireland

€1,500 (starting bid)

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GEORGE III PERIOD LACQUERED LONGCASE CLOCK

June 28, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Shillelagh, Ireland

€1,200 (starting bid)

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A miniature model of a grandfather clock in walnut case, around 1900,

June 28, 2016, 7:00 PM CET
TJ Kolham / Hoogezand, Netherlands

€35 (starting bid)

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A grandfather clock, England, 2nd half 19th century.

June 28, 2016, 7:00 PM CET
TJ Kolham / Hoogezand, Netherlands

€550 (1 bid)

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A grandfather clock in oak cabinet, 20th century,

June 28, 2016, 7:00 PM CET
TJ Kolham / Hoogezand, Netherlands

€100 (starting bid)

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ELMER STENNES MINIATURE GRANDMOTHERS TALL CLOCK:

June 28, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Middleboro, MA, USA

$200 (1 bid)

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ENGLISH MAHOGANY TALL CASE CLOCK:

June 28, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Middleboro, MA, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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WATERBURY MAHOGANY TALL CLOCK:

June 28, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Middleboro, MA, USA

$250 (1 bid)

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Clock.  - A mid 18th-century 8-day longcase clock,

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Near Cirencester, United Kingdom

£250 (starting bid)

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Art Deco.  - A 1920s oak grandmother type clock,

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Near Cirencester, United Kingdom

£50 (starting bid)

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Longcase Clock.  - A 19th-century longcase clock,

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Near Cirencester, United Kingdom

£75 (starting bid)

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English Mahogany Tall Case Clock

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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English Inlaid Mahogany Tall Case Clock

June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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Shabby Chic Grandfather Clock c. 1980s

June 29, 2016, 3:00 PM PST
North Hollywood, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Een wortelnotenhouten staartklok.

June 30, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€140 (starting bid)

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Een mahoniehouten staand horloge.

June 30, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€300 (starting bid)

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A George III mahogany eight-day longcase clock, Pollard, Exeter

June 30, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newbury, United Kingdom

£350 (starting bid)

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A George II mahogany longcase clock , circa 1750

June 30, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newbury, United Kingdom

£350 (starting bid)

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American Tall Case Clock, Cherry, c. 1820

June 30, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Litchfield, CT, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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Striking Tall Case Mahogany Carved Clock

June 30, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Litchfield, CT, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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RELÓGIO DE CAIXA ALTA

June 30, 2016, 9:30 PM WET
Porto, Portugal

€600 (starting bid)

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Longcase Clock : E Nock , Warwick ( unknown in Baille / Loomes) early- mid

July 1, 2016, 2:00 PM BST
Middle Claydon, United Kingdom

£160 (starting bid)

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Longcase Clock :  James Wood, Dorchester ( c. 1760 according to GH Baille )

July 1, 2016, 2:00 PM BST
Middle Claydon, United Kingdom

£1,400 (starting bid)

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Fine Georgian Longcase : ' G Wilkinson, Tadcaster ' a circa 1785 , 12'' Rol

July 1, 2016, 2:00 PM BST
Middle Claydon, United Kingdom

£600 (starting bid)

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Longcase Clock case : an early-mid 18thC Oak longcase hood and case ( with

July 1, 2016, 2:00 PM BST
Middle Claydon, United Kingdom

£80 (starting bid)

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Longcase clock : An indistinctly signed  19thC painted  12'' dial  Grand Fa

July 1, 2016, 2:00 PM BST
Middle Claydon, United Kingdom

£110 (starting bid)

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19th c Louis XV Style Bombe Tall Case Clock

July 1, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Amesbury, MA, USA

$4,000 (starting bid)

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ENGLISH OAK LONGCASE CLOCK, BOYFIELD, MELTON LATE 18TH CENTURY 45cm wide, 193cm high, 25cm deep

July 6, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£270 (starting bid)

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GEORGE IV MAHOGANY LONGCASE CLOCK EARLY 19TH CENTURY 57cm wide, 229cm high, 25cm deep

July 6, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£360 (starting bid)

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A 19TH C. TALL CLOCK, GUSTAV BECKER WESTMINSTER CHIME

July 8, 2016, 10:30 AM CST
Lone Jack, MO, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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A NAPOLEON III GILT BRONZE MOUNTED SLATE TALL CLOCK

July 8, 2016, 10:30 AM CST
Lone Jack, MO, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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A Walnut and Marquetry Longcase Clock in Louis XV Style, 19th C

July 12, 2016, 4:00 PM CET
Berlin, Germany

€6,000 (starting bid)

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A Carved and Stained Oak Longcase Clock, Black Forest, C. 1910

July 12, 2016, 6:00 PM CET
Berlin, Germany

€900 (starting bid)

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A Victorian carved oak chiming bracket clock: the eight-day duration, tripl

July 13, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Exeter, United Kingdom

£240 (starting bid)

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Thomas Foster, Tiverton, an oak and mahogany longcase clock: the eight-day

July 13, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Exeter, United Kingdom

£560 (starting bid)

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Charles Price, Wiveliscombe, an oak and mahogany longcase clock: the thirty

July 13, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Exeter, United Kingdom

£400 (starting bid)

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A Georgian mahogany longcase clock: the eight-day duration movement strikin

July 13, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Exeter, United Kingdom

£400 (starting bid)

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Richard Reader, Hull, an oak longcase clock: the eight-day duration movemen

July 13, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Exeter, United Kingdom

£240 (starting bid)

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Charles Harris London, a mahogany longcase clock: the eight-day duration mo

July 13, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Exeter, United Kingdom

£320 (starting bid)

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Fran. Schooc, Amsterdam, a walnut marquetry longcase clock: the eight-day d

July 13, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Exeter, United Kingdom

£1,200 (starting bid)

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John & William Blaylock, Longtown, an oak longcase clock: the eight-day dur

July 13, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Exeter, United Kingdom

£280 (starting bid)

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