What are antique longcase clocks? Well, most people know them as grandfather clocks, but the ‘proper’ name is longcase clocks. And since many of those around now date from the 1700s, there are few people who would argue with the description ‘antique’!
But surely people like me don’t buy antique clocks, whether grandfather clocks or not? If that’s your next question, think again. A grandfather clock was and is many families’ most prized possession, and there’s something very appealing about thinking about all the family history that has passed under the unheeding gaze of the clock over the years. What stories could it tell, if only it could speak?
And an antique longcase clock makes a lovely gift, perhaps for a wedding, especially of one of your own children. Or, if you’d rather enjoy the clock yourself, think of it as buying a future heirloom for your family! They will certainly thank you for it in years to come.
You can buy antique grandfather clocks much more easily than you may have thought.