Time Flies

THE CLOCK MAY BE RUNNING OUT OF NEW TIMEPIECES, BUT THE ANTIQUE AND VINTAGE MODELS ARE STILL TICKING ALONG.

Featured in the recent Sept. Issue of California Home Design, an article looks back on the antique time pieces, revealing the enduring elegance and quality of older clocks.

(A LONGCASE CLOCK IN MAPLE WITH A LATTICE CREST TOP AND A TAPERING PLINTH BASE)

“At one time, most town squares and public buildings had a clock prominently displayed,” says David Smith, owner of Smith Clock Company in San Francisco. Later clocks moved into the home, and wind-up and the electric or battery operated models became the norm – until the advent of the now ubiquitous laptop, cellphone and tablet. With people gazing at one of these gadgets – each with the time displayed in font – nearly 24/7, it would seem the clock’s days are numbered. But it is said by antique dealers that nostalgia outlasts even the most compelling technology.” -Mary Jo Bowling

(1940’s FRENCH CLOCK FROM AN OLD LINEN FACTORY)

For more reading on antique clocks visit California Home Design.

For more inventory visit leestanton.com

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