Howard Miller Modern Grandfather Clocks

These Are Not Your Grandfather’s Grandfather Clock

When you think about a Grandfather Clock, it probably conjures up images of a large, intricately carved wooden floor clock with roman numerals and an enormous brass pendulum. However, today’s modern Grandfather Clock bears very little resemblance to the old lines and structure but maintains the classic elegance and grandeur.

Howard Miller Park Avenue Modern Grandfather Clock

Today’s modern Grandfather Clock has clean, sleek lines and a crisp sophistication. Still grand in scale, and always impressive, the Grandfather Clocks seen in contemporary homes look more like elegant pieces of furniture than something your grandparents had stuffed in some corner of their home.

Howard Miller Modern Grandfather Clock

Don’t get me wrong, I love the look of an old-fashioned, beautifully carved Grandfather Clock. But there’s a place for heirlooms and there’s a place for modern styling.

Howard Miller Modern Grandfather Clock

These modern Grandfather Clocks take their place among those who demand quality, excellence, and contemporary decor.

Here are some fine examples of Modern Grandfather Clocks

As you can see, the classic elements remain. The large face, the pendulum, the impressive structure. However, the intricate carvings and curlicues are replaced by clean lines, modern finishes, and crisp accents.

Even those which take on more of a traditional feel, with the traditional face, warm wood finish, and brass accents, still have a cleaner overall structure to their design.

Of course, for those who prefer the good, old-fashioned Grandfather Clock, there are plenty of spectacular models available. Even these classic designs have been updated with modern influences.

For reference, here are some classically designed Grandfather Clocks

As you can see, there is absolutely nothing wrong with the classic Grandfather clock. Some of the designs and intricate details are absolutely stunning.

However, that aesthetic doesn’t always fit well with modern or contemporary designs.

Howard Miller Modern Grandfather Floor Clock

So, for those who want all of the elegance of a Grandfather Clock without the antique feeling of their Grandfather’s Clock, a modern Grandfather Clock provides just the right mix.

Howard Miller Modern Grandfather Clock
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3 thoughts on “These Are Not Your Grandfather’s Grandfather Clock”

  1. Marguerite Elisofon

    I would like to find more information about the first grandfather clock in your article ( black and silver). Where could I buy it?

    1. That first one is the Howard Miller Park Avenue Limited Edition clock. I believe the limited edition is sold out, so you would have to find one who is looking to sell theirs.

  2. I have always wanted a grandfather clock because there was one in my grandmother’s house and loved it. So, it is great to know that I can get a modern one that fits in my modern styled home. I also liked that a modern version is a great mix of that and traditional style. It might be smart for me to get an expert to help me with adjusting the clock as well.

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