Mora Clocks:Homes & Antiques Magazine Article
Its always nice to be featured in the press – Homes and Antiques has featured an article about Antique Mora Clocks featuring clocks from Swedish Interior Design’s unique collection and based on material provided by Jo Lee Director of Swedish Interior Design.
You can see the article here
As you may know, we have one of the largest collections of mora clocks in the world – see them here – and we are acknowledged as experts on these clocks.
Our mora clocks are all from 1800-1870 in age and range in height from 186-250cm tall. They are usually made from pine with an enamelled metal face carrying either Roman numerals or standard numbers in black on a white background.
Very often you will find the enamel has flaked off in places over the years giving a very pleasing distressed look to the faces and many clocks carry the names or initials of their maker.
Mora clocks are prized for their unique shape with the wide belly shape and pinched waist – but no 2 clocks are ever alike as their design depended on the makers idea on that day or the specific brief to which he made the clock.
Although mora clocks mostly come in white colour tones, you can find them in green , blue, yellow, folk art hand painted wood grain and even trompe l’oeil finishes.
They tend to come in 2 types – country mora clocks that were much simpler with plain finishes or folk art kurbits designs ( in reds, ochres, browns and yellows)
or what we like to call ‘city clocks’ that would have been made for richer patrons and that would be elaborately carved or ornamented with spectacular paint finishes and emblems.
You also find less glass used on country clocks as it was so expensive whereas ‘city mora clocks’ may have not just glass hood door but also side glass panels in the side of the hood as well as a pendulum viewing glass in the door on the front.
So if you would like to see our current stock of antique mora clocks visit us at our mora clock page