Antique & Vintage Floor, Case and Grandfather Clocks

Renowned for their precision and impeccable accuracy, Grandfather clocks or Longcase clocks have borne out of technological breakthroughs in horology in the late 1650s with the invention of pendulum clocks. These timekeeping devices were popular from the 17th up until the 20th century due to their frictionless time-keeping as a result of reduced swing and improved accuracy using the anchor mechanism. The original grandfather clocks had a traditional architectural design, but over time, a number of designs have gained prominence. They were not only effective timers but added a new dimension to stylish decoration. Many of these clocks have a tiny oval belly section where the pendulum oscillates along with a window. A good and varied selection of vintage and antique floor clocks, banjo clocks, tall clocks  and grandfather clocks are featured at Bidsquare’s grandfather clocks auction that encompasses a wide range of timepieces dating from the 17th century to the present day. 

These modern inventions are an amalgamation of science and exquisite artistry and are available in a variety of styles. The French "Comtoise clock," is characterized by curved lines and features a "pot-bellied" appearance. Another sought-after piece is the “Bornholm clock”, which originated in Denmark that featured a squarish head with a crown, a pointed decoration, as well as a window on either side to watch its movement. A "pinch waist" clock is another example of a vintage grandfather clock design. It has a body/middle segment that is shorter than the head and foot portions.

Longcase clocks remain a popular collecting area at Bidsquare’s vintage and antique floor, case, and grandfather clocks on sale and are designed by celebrated artists and makers such as George Graham, the Knibb family, Timothy Mason, Alker of Wigan, and Ahasuerus Fromanteel. Look through our selection of modern Grandfather clocks, Howard Miller Grandfather clocks, and antique German Grandfather clocks that are still coveted today for their beauty and the history surrounding them, and can still break records at the auction room.

Quick Facts about Grandfather clocks

  • Grandfather clock got its name after the 1876 song “My Grandfather’s Clock” by Henry Clay Work.
  • Collecting the relatively few surviving Grandfather clocks that first appeared in the mid 17th Century remains the preserve of the seriously wealthy.
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  • A Monumental Louis XV Style Ormolu Mounted Parquetry
    Estimate
    $35,000 - $50,000

    A Monumental Louis XV Style Ormolu Mounted Parquetry

    Est.
    $35,000 - $50,000
    Prime Auction Gallery
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $20,000
  • Provincial French Tall Case Clock
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    $400 - $600

    Provincial French Tall Case Clock

    Est.
    $400 - $600
    Brunk Auctions
    1 Bid
    Current Bid
    $200
  • American Federal Grain Painted Tall Case Clock
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200

    American Federal Grain Painted Tall Case Clock

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    $800 - $1,200
    Brunk Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $400
  • American Chippendale Paint Decorated Tall Case Clock
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200

    American Chippendale Paint Decorated Tall Case Clock

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    $800 - $1,200
    Brunk Auctions
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $400
  • RELOJ GRANDFATHER  LONDRES, SIGLO XIX Firmado en carátula: DIEGO EVANS BOLSA REAL Numerales romanos y arábigos. 246 cm de alto
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    MXN$80,000 - MXN$120,000 $3,793 - $5,690

    RELOJ GRANDFATHER LONDRES, SIGLO XIX Firmado en carátu...

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    MXN$80,000 - MXN$120,000 $3,793 - $5,690
    Morton Subastas
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    MXN$70,000$3,319
  • Librero con reloj. SXX. Elaborado en madera y triplay. Con aplicaciones de ratán.
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    MXN$2,000 - MXN$5,000 $95 - $237

    Librero con reloj. SXX. Elaborado en madera y triplay. ...

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    MXN$2,000 - MXN$5,000 $95 - $237
    Morton Subastas
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    MXN$1,800$85
  • A HAMBURG AMERICAN CLOCK COMPANY LONGCASE OAK CLOCK, MARKED, GERMAN, EARLY 20TH CENTURY,
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    $400 - $600

    A HAMBURG AMERICAN CLOCK COMPANY LONGCASE OAK CLOCK, MA...

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    $400 - $600
    Simpson Galleries
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $200
  • Napoleon III Boulle Figural Bronze grandfather Clock
    Estimate
    $25,000 - $50,000

    Napoleon III Boulle Figural Bronze grandfather Clock

    Est.
    $25,000 - $50,000
    Antique Kingdom Inc.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $15,000
  • A Louis XVI Style Regulateur De Parquet By Garnier
    Estimate
    $50,000 - $70,000

    A Louis XVI Style Regulateur De Parquet By Garnier

    Est.
    $50,000 - $70,000
    Antique Kingdom Inc.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $35,000
  • Signed English Oak Grandfather Clock
    Estimate
    $300 - $400

    Signed English Oak Grandfather Clock

    Est.
    $300 - $400
    Schwenke Auctioneers
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $150
  • George III Oak Tall Case Clock, Knight Feversham
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500

    George III Oak Tall Case Clock, Knight Feversham

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500
    Nye & Co.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $500
  • 19th C. Monumental Figural Longcase Regulator Clock
    Estimate
    $75,000 - $125,000

    19th C. Monumental Figural Longcase Regulator Clock

    Est.
    $75,000 - $125,000
    Antique Kingdom Inc.
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $35,000
  • Tiffany & Co Carved Oak Brass Dial Tall Case Clock
    Estimate
    $3,000 - $5,000

    Tiffany & Co Carved Oak Brass Dial Tall Case Clock

    Est.
    $3,000 - $5,000
    Schwenke Auctioneers
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $1,500
  • Country Pine Tall Case Clock
    Estimate
    $200 - $300

    Country Pine Tall Case Clock

    Est.
    $200 - $300
    Schwenke Auctioneers
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100
  • English Pine Tall Clock
    Estimate
    $200 - $300

    English Pine Tall Clock

    Est.
    $200 - $300
    Schwenke Auctioneers
    0 Bids
    Starting Bid
    $100