I’ve long had a crush on these handsome Gustavian clocks and dream of one day having one in my own home! With an attractive hourglass silhouette, infinitely many finishes and sizes available, Mora clocks were first produced in the 18th century Sweden, in the town of Mora. Many local families were involved in the production of these exquisite clocks, each family being in charge with the making of different parts: some were producing the clock mechanisms, others the casings, and some were involved in the painting process. Flat paint, gilded details and several folk art designs were the most common ways to decorate their exterior making it very rare today to find an original Mora clock in its natural wood finish.
Due to their delicate shape and slender figure, Mora clocks fit perfectly in idle spots and corners where other pieces of furniture won’t do. And how perfect is the Mora clock in the staircase below?!? Great way to add drama to an otherwise overlooked space.
Depending on their level of embellishments, they can be used to decorate many different style interiors but are most compatible with a traditional, slightly country look.
Produced for both high & low markets, Mora clocks with beautiful colors and floral detailing are perfect for a cottage chic decor.
If you’d like to score an antique Mora clock, be prepared to pay somewhere upward of 1,600 $ yet if antiques are not your style, and are willing to go DIY, Remodelaholic has a great tutorial for homemade Moras. Just sayin’ 🙂
Have a great rest of the week!