Like Granfather clocks, Grandmother clocks have had a dual purpose over the centuries; being a mechanism for displaying time, and an item of decorative furniture. In today’s digital world, where you can find time displays on many devices, the former purpose may be diminished. However, the latter is still very much relevant for our 21st Century interiors.
A traditional Grandmother clock is a statement item of furniture for the smaller room or hall that invokes a sense of history, nostalgia, and substance. While in a contemporary design, the Grandmother floor clock makes a distinctive statement of confidence and individual style.
Clocks & Chimes have a samll selection of Grandmother clocks, for your home and workplace. All our clock cabinets/cases are built from solid woods. Some in a light wood like alder or maple, which are then stained and burnished to provide a specific wood finish, such as mahogany or walnut.
Each newly built clock, houses a quality German engineered movement. These movements are manufactured to exacting standards, for reliability and longevity that is demanded by today’s discerning customers. They generally have an eight day power reserve, which requires winding only once a week. In terms of height, Grandmother clocks are usually between 1.5 meters (5ft), and 1.8 meters (6ft), while clocks over 1.8 meters (6ft), are known as Grandfather clocks.
Whatever the style, longcase Grandmother clocks are elegant and delightfull pieces of furniture, some with straigh line designs, other more intricate, but all presenting an appearance of class and grace. More on Longcase Grandmother clocks .