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Grandfather Clock Styles for Tops of Clocks
|Posted August 2, 2007|
1. Split Pediment Grandfather Clock Top - also frequently referred to as a Swans Neck top, and are generally associated with the more traditional looking grandfather clocks. Below is an example of a grandfather clock with a Split Pediment: Traditional Grandfather Clock with Swan's Neck or Split Pediment Top
2. Bonnet Topped Grandfather Clock - generally a grandfather clock with a decorative top centerpiece, and can be on top of a traditional grandfather clock design, or one with a contemporary clock look, and some that may look a little bit of each. Below are examples of two Bonnet Topped Grandfather Clocks: Traditional Grandfather Clock with Bonnet Top
Contemporary Grandfather Clock with Bonnet Top
3. Flat Top Grandfather Clock - description pretty much speaks for itself, and can be the top of either a Contemporary Grandfather Clock or a Traditional Grandfather Clock.
Flat Top Contemporary Grandfather Clock
Traditional Flat Top Grandfather Clock
Round Top Grandfather Clock - which can be either a contemporary or more traditional look for a grandfather clock, and can be more of a full circle sitting on a base or a half-circle more integrated with the design of the clock. Examples of some different styles are shown below, including one which, while having a rounded top, has another feature which clearly sets it apart from the clock.
Circular Round Top Grandfather Clock - Example 1 (above)
Slim Circular Grandfather or Grandmother Clock - Example 2 (above)
Rounded Top Grandfather Clock - Example 3 (above)
Circular Top Grandfather Clock with a Twist - a Spike - Example 4 (above)
The limits of the designs of grandfather clocks are only limited by the imagination of the artisans and craftspeople, not to mention incorporating the mechanisms and dials, and there are likely dozens of examples that would not fit neatly into any one or even more of the above categories. Grandfather Clocks have the personality of their makers and designers, and to the tastes and influences of cultures, artists of different periods, the consumers - from old-time aristocrats to larger markets of consumers. Clocks have PERSONALITY! © Grandfather Clocks Blog and 1-800-4CLOCKS
Clocks have PERSONALITY!
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