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Antique French Mantel Clocks A Big Demand Mantel clocks juiced with its sheer aristocracy and majesty are indeed great items to add to your home dcor. The atmosphere that the collectible mantel clocks display ideally brings back the memories of seeing one of these atop the fire or at the parlor desk, as a kid. The clocks were then typically built to be placed on the shelf above the fireside ; the idea was generally to add a hint of decoration and accent in the room, while making the family aware about the time, as they gather by the hearth in the wintry evenings. The old mantel clocks were customarily made from ormolu, a gold-like amalgamate which was made from tin, copper and zinc. However , Antique French Mantel Clocks made of porcelain, marble, and wood were also found. Once which was employed just as a basic item of sheer utility, later to a great extent was redefined to befit the requirement of the changing tradition of home dcor concepts. Item to add an antique appeal to the home decor. While the most common types are placed on the mantel of a fireplace, there are other beautiful pieces which are made to hang from the wall, reminding the appeal and feel of the grandfather.s clocks. The mantel clocks can still be obtained in varied styles and sizes. While some Seth Thomas mantel clocks reflect the yellow sparkle of gold, some collectible mantel clocks are sometimes made of black teak, mirroring the aura of the bygones. The majesty and the imperial grandeur that every collectible mantel clock boasts make these as the unswerving timekeepers, while indicating the result of its copious past.