Mantel Clocks For Sale

If you're interested in buying any of the clocks featured here, please contact me.

While I am happy to post clocks to you, I personally believe it is always better to see them 'in the flesh' before buying and then you can take them with you, avoiding the potential for damage...

If you do not see what you want here please ask, as I have a selection of clocks still awaiting restoration - one of which might be just what you are looking for!

All clocks I sell have been fully overhauled by me personally and are fully guaranteed for one year.

Alabaster mantel clock

This is a particularly nice example, and is alabaster not white marble. As you will see, the case is surmounted by a 'dish' with a gilt metal rim & 'handles' - though it can not be removed!

The movement has a half-hour count-plate strike (on a bell) and a Brocot regulator on the suspension, the back plate has the Japy Freres Gde Med D' Honneur round stamp (used from 1855 to 1873) and the numbers on the pendulum match those on the movement.

The case is in good original condition with very few scratches to the alabaster, though the bottom right corner shows some damage. In addition to this the dial has a hairline crack from 1.00 down to 7.00 and some chipping round the winding holes.

Maximum dimensions: 315mm high by 260mm wide by 128mm deep
Stock No 34


Alabaster mantel clock

This clock is a timepiece, with Brocot regulation, unsigned & with only the pendulum length number on the back plate. It is in an alabaster case with nymphs playing musical instruments in recesses either side of the trunk.

The case has been in the wars, with both the front right corner of the top slab and the front left corner of the slab below the trunk having been damaged as well as both ends of the front slab of the base. Also the pendulum is a modern replacement.I have tried to reflect this in the asking price.

Despite this it is still an attractive clock and a good time-keeper.

Maximum dimensions: 270mm high by 248mm wide by 120mm deep
Stock No 40


French Strike Mantel clock

This is a standard French drum movement with a Brocot regulator on the suspension spring.

It is a 1/2-hour rack strike on gong model, which is numbered but unsigned.

The case is a 1930's 'Art Deco' ply one in good original condition.

The inner part of the dial does have a small hole in it inside by the III, but is otherwise in good condition.

Maximum dimensions: 225mm high by 270mm wide by 150mm deep
Stock no 18


German Striking Mantel Clock

This clock is in a typical Edwardian case with (I think) ebony & boxwood "cord" inlay below the dial and round a burr-walnut panel below this, & boxwood stringing round the outer edge of the (dark birch?) ply case - a very pleasing combination.

It has a good clear dial (silvered with the black-work applied on top), and the movement is a rack strike on gong one.

As you will see from the photos, the case is in very good condition (the last photo shows numbers a previous repairer has scratched into the inside of the door - the only obvious blemish to the finish).

Maximum dimensions: 235mm high by 300mm wide by 140mm deep
Stock No 17


"Ridged" baloon mantel Clock

This clock is in a typical Edwardian case with (I think) ebony & boxwood "cord" inlay round the outer edge, and boxwood stringing marking a 'panel' in the neck of the case.

It has a good clear dial (regrettably slightly damaged) with Arabic hours, and the movement has a platform (balance wheel) escapement with a 90° layout. It has an English lever acting on a Swiss club-tooth escape wheel.

As you will see from the photos, the case is in good condition for its age, although there are a few blemishes commensurate with that age.
As always, it comes complete with the winding key - which in this case is double-ended, the other (small) end being for setting the hands.

Maximum dimensions: 240mm high by 126mm wide by 850mm deep
Stock No 17


Gilt Spelter mantel clock

This clock is really quite impressive!

It is, as you will see, a fairly rococo-style case, with a ceramic dial, panel in the base and half of the urn on top.

It has ben re-gilded and is bright as a new pin!

It has a count-plate 1/2-hour strike movement (striking on a bell) and the original pendulum with numbers matching those on the movement.
Stock No 15

Maximum dimensions: 300mm high by 170mm wide by 110mm deep


Europa Travel Alarm

This is a typical 1960's travel alarm clock movement with a 7-jewel lever escapement. The two halves of the case slide open/closed, protecting the front when closed. It has separate winders and setting knobs for the time and alarm functions, and a push-button to silence the alarm. As you open the case two sprung-loaded feet pop out and the clock leans slightly backwards on these.

Maximum dimensions: 6.5" wide(open) or 4.25" (closed) by 2.75" high, Aproximately 1.75" deep when open.
Stock No 54



China clock

This clock is a very nice little one, with flowers in the glaze. It has a typical (albeit small size) 8-day French movement with a replacement Swiss lever platform escapement, the back plate stamped AD, and a convex front glass.

The dial is 70mm diameter, with a chapter ring of a tramline (wider lines at the hours) and Roman hours, and simple baton hands

Maximum dimensions: 115 mm high by 163 mm wide by 50 mm deep
Stock No 31


Small Alabaster Timepiece

This is a nice little timepiece clock, though showing it's age a bit... There is damage to the alabaster in various places, and the lion's heads at the sides are losing some of their gilding due to rubbing. It is not the original movement for the dial, and the regulator arbor is at such an angle that it doesn't work, but you can still adjust the timekeeping easily by moving the pendulum bob up or down. Please note - I do not make false claims!

The dial is 80mm diameter, with a chapter ring of minute lines (wider ones at the hours) and Roman hours. It is unsigned, as is the movement. The back plate of the movement is numbered 17839 (as is the pendulum) with a pendulum length number of 4.8. (This is the effective length of the pendulum/suspension combination in French inches or 'Pouce'. 1 Pouce is 1.066" English inches) This means the clock probably predates Napoleon's introduction of the metric system.

Maximum dimensions: 265 mm high by 160 mm wide by 90 mm deep
Stock No 96


Jerome Mantel Clock

This 30-hour timepice was made by the Chauncey Jerome company of New Haven, Conneticut, USA, and has their advertising paper (still in resonable condition), stuck onto the back board inside the case below the level of the dial. On the inside of the bottom (painted) glazed panel of the door is a watch-paper for a W T Lewis, Watchmakers, Jewellers, 52 Adelade Street, Stonehouse; which the Post Office now says has Plymouth as it's postal town.
The dial is 5" square, with a chapter ring of minute tramline (with wider lines at the hours) and Roman hours.

Maximum dimensions: 9½" high by 7" wide by 4" deep
Stock No 43


Slate-cased T/P with green slips

This is a typical French drum time-piece movement by an unknown maker, the back plate numbered 94180 at the top left, with a pendulum length number of 5.2 at the bottom centre. It has a Brocot regulator on the suspension spring.
The dial is a two-piece one with a recessed centre, the outer half being 95mm diameter, and the centre approximately 60mm diameter, with a chapter ring of minute lines (with slim diamond shapes at the hours) and Arabic hours.

Maximum dimensions: 300mm high by 225mm wide by 135mm deep
Stock No 65


Keyhole or Balloon Mantel Clock

This clock has a slightly unusual case, made from one single piece of wood, with the band-saw not giving a completely smooth curve round the dial but one with ridges, which makes it easier to grip. It is polished, not rough, just the curvature comes in 'jumps'. It also results in a very pleasing variation in the colours of the wood.
The convex white dial is 85mm diameter, with a chapter ring of minute tramline (interrupted by red Arabic 15-min numbers, and with slightly wider lines at the other hours) and Arabic hours.
The movement is another typical French drum movement with a cylinder platform across the top of the plates, with the back plate stamped 'Made in France' at bottom left, and an S and F on either side of the platform recess, but no other makers' markings. It has back winding and hand-setting using a double-ended key.

Maximum dimensions: 190mm high by 135mm wide by ~ 90mm deep
Stock No 126


Brass-toped French slate-cased Timepiece

This is a French drum timepiece mantel clock in a black slate case with green & white marble slips up the edges of the trunk, but unusually it has a brass top with a brass finial on it.

The movement is a smaller diameter than the normal ones, and is completely unsigned, and without any other markings either. It has the enclosed type of adjustment on the suspension spring length for regulation.

The case has had some damage over the years - the back has clearly come off the inner carcase at some point (and is now in 3 pieces, as is quite common!) and there are a few other bumps & scrapes, but it is over 100 years old.... It has brass 2-piece button feet, the bottom halves of which can screw in & out to adjust for an uneven or off-horizontal surface, and have self-adhesive baize on the bottom.

The dial is the 2-piece style with a convex enamel chapter ring (minute lines replaced with diamonds at the hours, and Arabic hours) and a recessed brass centre. A single key with 2 ends allows for both winding and regulating.

Maximum dimensions: 11.5" high by 7.5" wide by 4.75" deep
Stock No 91


French slate-cased timepiece with exceptional gold-work

The case of this clock is in very good condition, apart from two chips to the front corners of the bottom left slab. The gold-work is unblemished and the dial is very fine, with serifed Roman hours, a ring of minute lines (replaced by diamonds at the hours), and small serifed Arabic 5-minute numbers outside them There is slight damage, with a hairline crack between 11:00 & 12:00, some chipping round the winding hole and another hairline crack from 6:00 up through the winding hole. Because of this and the chips to the slate I have reduced the price considerably.

The movement is a standard French drum timepice, numbered 2956 below the left pillar hole, and with pendulum length numbers of 4 & 8 either side of the barrel pivot-hole.

Maximum dimensions: 225mm high by 213mm wide by 128mm deep
Stock No 70


French Spelter-cased 2-day timepiece

The case of this clock is in good condition for one of these clocks, though some pieces have come away in the past & been re-attached. The dial has only the smallest chipping round the winding hole & is otherwise unblemished, with a chapter ring of minute lines (replaced by diamonds at the ¼'s & with wider lines at the other hours) and serifed Roman hours.

The movement looks at first glance to be a standard (if small diameter) French drum timepice. However, closer inspection reveals the lack of an intermediate wheel (between the barrel & the centre wheel), meaning the clock only runs for 2½ days per wind. It is un-named, with only the pendulum length numbers of 4 8 either side of the barrel pivot hole, and there is no Brocot-type regulation, just the rating nut on the pendulum.
I think this is the only movement like this I have seen in over 40 years in the trade!

Maximum dimensions: 295mm high by 265mm wide by 12mm deep
Stock No 41


Ansonia's version of the slate case!

At first glance you would be forgiven for thinking this is another slate-cased French clock, but look inside and you will see that it is an American movement by Ansonia in a cast-steel (or possibly cast-iron) case with black enamel paint. There are a few small chips from the paint, but they hardly show. At some point it had a now-missing presentation plate on the front.

The movement is a standard Ansonia countplate strike movement with loop-end mainsprings winding in opposite directions (clockwise on the left, anticlockwise on the right). The back plate is stamped Ansonia Clock Co. / U.S.A / New York and 5½

The dial has a recessed brass centre with a separate chapter ring (115mm diameter) with minute lines (replaced by diamonds at the hors, except at 12.00 where there is a hole for the regulator arbor) and roman hour numbers. Hiding under the bezel at the bottom of the dial it says Manufactured by the Ansonia Clock Co New York United States of America

Maximum dimensions: 255mm high by 235mm wide by 118mm deep
Stock No 64


French slate-cased Striking clock with Visible Escapement

The case of this clock is in good condition, with only a few very small chips here & there. It has in the past had a presentation plate attached to the front of slope on the base, but this has now gone. The dial, as with most if not all visible escapements, has a recessed centre and a separate chapter ring. This one has minute dots (4 of them in a diamond at the ¼'s) and arabic hours.

It has a French drum countplate strike on bell movement by F Marti, with their "Medaille D'Or Paris 1900" stamp behind the bell, numbered 526 beside the left pillar hole, and with pendulum length numbers of 7 & 10 either side of the barrel pivot-hole.

Maximum dimensions: 330mm high by 263mm wide by 140mm deep
Stock No 99


Art Decco Mantel Clock

I wonder if the motif on the front of this clock was inspired by the popularity of all things Aztec at the time it was made? The dial has a minute tramline (wider lines at the hours) and rather fancy arabic hour numbers.

It has a French drum timepiece movement stamped B.T.G inside an oval below the handset, and Made in France at the bottom. It has a cylinder platform escapement.

Maximum dimensions: 130mm high by 178mm wide by 90mm deep
Stock No 29


VAP Mantel Clock

This is a lovely little mantel clock with a movement with a stamp of an oval line containing VAP / Breveté / SGDG. VAP is short for Vologne à Paris & indicates that the craftsman was living in Paris in the mid 18th century, and Breveté SGDG means "Breveté Sans Garantie Du Gouvernement" (patent without government guarantees). The movement has a large balance wheel (outside the plates) with an equally large lever to an arbor carrying an anchor (between the plates), which works on the escape wheel. As far as I am aware this particular escapement was only used by VAP craftsmen and is (I believe) the part which carried the breveté.
The dial has a minute tramline (with dots at the hours) and roman hour numbers, and is signed R Creder / Paris.
The case, I admit, has a few blemishes, but so would you have if you had been around since the mid 1700's!

Maximum dimensions: 175mm high (handle up) or 155mm (handle down) by 122mm wide by 80mm deep
Stock No 108


Ansonia bracket Clock

This is a large mantel or bracket clock, manufactured by the Ansonia Clock Company of New York, USA.
The convex white dial has a minute tramline (with wider lines at the hours) and arabic hour numbers, and is signed Ansonia. It has a regulating arbor coming through the dial at 12.00.
The case is a deep reddish brown, with applied leaf carvings below the dial and scrolls up the edges of the trunk, and has brass feet at the corners. What looks like a veneer lifting & bubbling round the base is a trick of the light reflecting up from the padded envelope it is standing on so I didn't scratch the table with the brass feet!

Maximum dimensions: 307mm high by 380mm wide by 160mm deep
Stock No 19


Seth Thomas Mantel Clock

This is a very nice mantel clock, manufactured by Seth Thomas of Thomaston, Connecticut USA.
The flat square white dial has a minute tramline (with wider lines at the hours) and roman hour numbers, and is signed Seth Thomas. It has an alarum disc concentric with the hands. The number covered by the hour hand is the time at which the alarum will sound. The time winding square is at 3:00 on the dial, and the alarum one is at 7:30. It is a 30-hour clock.
The door of the case has two openings - a square one for the dial and another rectangular one below with mirror glass in it. The case is veneered (I think mahogany) to front, sides and top with a lovely french-polished finish, apart from the ¼-round moldings around the door openings which are painted gold.

Maximum dimensions: 9 3/8" high by 7 3/8" wide by 3 5/8" deep
Stock No 44


Mantel Clock with Swiss movement

This mantel clock case has a shape reminiscent of the Russian Orthodox onion-domes, but with a flattened top and a brass ball finial. The mahogany case is inlaid with boxwood stringing round the edge, and some marquetry.
It has a Swiss drum movement with a Swiss Lever platform escapement, and (as with the vast majority of these clocks) an off-white card dial. The chapter zone consists of a minute tramline interrupted by red 15-minute Arabic numbers and with a narrow diamond replacing the minute lines at the other hours, then Roman hour numbers and an inner line.
The clock is unsigned, but the back plate is stamped "Swiss Made" and has a further stamp of 6 flowers radiating out from a small circle.

Maximum dimensions: 27cm high by 17.5cm wide by 8cm deep
Stock No 127


Miniature "Lantern" clock with Smiths 8-day timepiece movement

This mantel clock has a case in the shape of a miniature lantern clock, complete with a bell under the 'spider', but is actually a timepiece with nothing to hit the bell... It has a separate chapter ring in front of the front plate of the case, with roman hours and umbrella-shaped half-hour markers, then a ¼-hr tramline, without any minute marks (despite having two hands, not just the hour hand).
The centre of the dial is engraved Smiths 8 day round the top and Made in Great Britain round the bottom, with floral engraving covering most of the rest of the centre. The back door is engraved 'made in Great Britain on the outside, and, just in case you weren't sure by now, the inside of the back door is also engraved with Made in Great Britain / Smiths English Clocks Ltd. The cover of the movement is stamped Smiths / Made in England. They certainly didn't want any possibility of doubt about its origin!

Maximum dimensions: 7" high by 3" wide by 3" deep
Stock No 101


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