Modern Vs Traditonal
Recognized for its sleek style, the tambour clock design can be found as a classic antique or in a modern style. A Tambour style clock is a mantel or table clock with a rolled top and short base.
The traditional tambour clock has a rolled top that glides into a much wider base and are made from wood, such as cherry or oak. Some modern style have a steeper slopes and can even be found made from wicker, wire and wrought iron.
Some of the best selling tambour mantel clocks are the Seth Thomas, Hermle, New Haven, Gilbert and Howard Miller Additions.
A Tambour style clock is a mantel or table clock with a rolled top and short base. The traditional tambour clock has a rolled top that glides into a much wider base and are mad from wood, such as pine or oak. Some modern style have a steeper slope and can even be found made from wicker, wire and wrought iron.
Modern Wrought Iron Tambour Clock - Howard Miller Chime Mantel Clock
Modern Tambour Mantel Clocks can be made with several types of medium and the slope on the top of the clock varies. My favorite modern design has a wrought iron with an antique finish and a solid wood base.
I really like the mash between a modern design and the antique finish on the clock. I think it would look great with any rustic decor. The antique looking dials with roman numeral really makes this clock stand out. I also appreciate that the chime only rings in the daytime, I would hate wake up to chimes while sleeping.
Traditional Tambour Style Chime Clock - English Style Tambour Chime Clock
There is nothing quite like a traditional style chime clock.
I love the look of this clock. While its not an antique itself it has the feel of an old time clock. The sound of the chimes in the morning is absolutely charming but the ability to turn of the charm at night is great. The base of the clock is made of solid cherry wood with a Westminster/Ave Maria Chime.
A Tambour Clock Can Also Be Referred To As:
- Napoleon's Hat
Seth Thomas Tambour Mantel Clock - Emperor Mantel Clock by Seth Thomas
Seth Thomas introduced its first tambour clock in 1904. The low, wide build of the clocks made them perfect to place above fireplaces and high shelfs.
This clock can give almost any room a old world feel. With a distinctive tambour shaped top, the stained wood and white dials makes it stand out from other clocks
Modern Metal Tambour Style Clock - Howard Miller Sylvia Fashion Forward Mantel Clock
Metal modern tambour clocks can be a great way to make a old style clock fit into a modern style room.
This clock stood out among metal table top clocks. The clocks high arched top and detailed based helped create aged look with a new clock. I loved the black dials with the black Arabic numerals with the crystal glass cover. The felt of the bottom of the metal tambour clock prevents the clock from scratching a table or shelf.
One of the coolest things about this clock is that its a alarm clock too, so it would be a great addition to a bedroom.
Hermle Tambour Clock - Tambour Clocks
While this Hermle Tambour Clock is a little on the expensive side, I can not help but look at the elegant cherry finish and scrolled sides.
Tambour Mantle Clocks
Cheap Tambour Clocks - Tambour Style Clocks Under $60
Tambour clocks can have a very elegant feel, along with the style the cost of a clock can easily go over the budget. Some tambour mantel clocks can go for thousands of dollars while there are some for lower then $20. If you are looking for the look more then by the right designer, consider buying from a lesser known designer.
Hear The Sound Of A Tambour Chime
Antique Tambour Clocks On Ebay
If your looking for a antique or original tambour clock one of the best places to look is eBay. Just make sure when using eBay to buy a clock that you only buy from trusted sellers and ask any questions you have before you buy.
Other Popular Types Of Mantel Clocks:
- French Empire mantel clock
- Massachusetts shelf clock
- Connecticut shelf clock
- Lighthouse clock
- Simon Willard clock