I have been wanting an authentic Antique European Mora Clock for years now and I am so excited to be adding it to our home. I’ve had many reproductions in the past, but as I was scrolling Instagram one day my friends over at White and Faded had one listed in their Etsy shop & I knew she was the one! So this past week when this amazing antique find arrived, I could hardly contain my excitement.
The History of the Mora clock:
The history of the clock is really fascinating. Mora Clocks were made in the 1700s to around 1850 in and around the region of Mora, Sweden. When the agriculture and mining industry was facing hardships, families turned to clock making to supplement their income, every family focusing on a different element of the clock. How cool is that? What a story of overcoming obstacles and preserving through changes! Fun fact: Mora clocks were often given as wedding gifts & the initials on the clock would be the clock makers initials.
The clocks grew in popularity and the design spread across Sweden. The design would change slightly depending on the regions, but the shape always stayed consistent with a softened classic curved belly, to mimic a women’s figure. Which is also a really cool fact about these clocks.
I was really thrilled to learn that this clock has the original paint still on it. They are often repainted over time, but you guys know that I love the original chippy paint look on antiques. She’s a real charmer in her old age! I purchased the Antique European Mora Clock through an amazing Etsy shop called White and Faded. As it is an antique I can’t share the exact clock with you. You can check Etsy out for more Mora clocks [HERE] & also Ebay has a lot of them [HERE]. However, I was able to find some great Mora Clock options to share. You can shop all the options by clicking the photos below:
Do you have a piece of antique furniture in your home that has a great history tied with it? I would love to hear about them on Facebook or Instagram! Thanks for stopping by the blog today and every day!