Decor Crush: Mora Clocks

Have you heard of Mora clocks? I’m going to guess that if you like French and Swedish style as much as I do, you’ve probably seen one. I know when I first saw them, I had no idea what they were called, but I knew I was smitten!

Gustavian Mora clocks are long case clocks that originated in the town of Mora, Sweden. I first started seeing them a few years ago, and as I became more enamored with French and Swedish styles, I became more and more obsessed.

They are tall, and graceful; usually painted in soft shades of creams, greys, greyish-whites, or pale, pale blues. They are so gorgeous! I have been wanting one for awhile now, but they are prohibitively expensive. However, there are reproductions. If I can’t find an antique one for a sane price, I might have to break down and buy a copy.

They are so charming! And, I have the perfect spot for it. Now I just need to find an antique that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg! 😉

Design by Helen Forbes Hennie via Adrienne Palmer Interiors.
 
 
They are an amazing focal point! Via Loi Thai of Tone on Tone
 
 
 
One of my favorite breakfast rooms ever – Designer Jane Moore via Veranda.
 
 
 
 
Design by and photo via  Loi Thai

 

Just love! Via Tone on Tone again

 


This blue one is absolutely stunning! Via Lars Bolander.

 

Here Miss Mustard Seed uses a reproduction – but look how good it looks! If I could get a reproduction this good, I would definitely consider it!
 
 

Via Brooke Giannetti.

 

This replica is actually quite pretty! I saw it in person in the Restoration Hardware outlet recently, but I ended up not getting it. I decided I really want a painted one. But it was a great deal!

 

Design by Nikie Barfield via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles.

 

Design by one of my favorites, Lisa Luby Ryan.

 

I have the absolute perfect place in my living room – crossing my fingers that I can find one!

 
Happy Friday!
 
Sheila
xo
 
 

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8 Comments

  1. Kenneth Krenkel says:

    I have one I brought back to the US after living in Sweden for 5 years. Any interested in purchasing?

    1. Not sure how old this post is but thought I would give it a try. Have you found a new home for your Mora Clock yet? If not I would be interested in it.

      1. Hi Sharon! This post is a couple of years ago. And I have purchased a Mora clock since then and no, I don’t want to sell. It’s my dream and I’m so enjoying it – sorry! You can read all about the one I found in this post: https://maisondecinq.com/antique-mora-clock/

        Sheila

  2. Mine was a wee bit expensive but the black color actuslly made it significantly cheaper than any others I saw anywhere. But ya know, the repro ones do actuslly WORK, mine does not tell time. I featured this post on my blog from Thursday Favorite Things.

  3. Thanks so much for stopping by, I truly appreciate it! And especially for adding me to your blog roll! I am truly touched and thankful for your generosity, Holly! Hope you have a lovely Easter weekend…

    Sheila

  4. We do have the same taste (great minds think alike:))

    I'm going to try to find an original if I can find one that doesn't cost an arm and a leg!

    Thanks for stopping by, and have a lovely Easter!

    Sheila
    xo

  5. i adore Mora clocks. I have had my eye on them for years! There is a wonderful Swedish antique store in Atlanta that has a big selection, and on a recent visit, I found a few that I would love to have! I don't really have a spot for one, although there is one area that I haven't quite decided how I would like to finish off and aa clock is a possibility.

    I added you to my blog roll!

  6. Ok, love love love this post (um, obviously! It seems we have nearly the same taste!!) I wrote a post about the clock I ended up purchasing – http://peoniesandorangeblossoms.blogspot.com/2015/03/antique-black-chinoiserie-mora-clock.html

    If you look at my first post on Mora clocks I have at the bottom a bunch of people that sell them http://peoniesandorangeblossoms.blogspot.com/2015/03/antique-swedish-mora-clocks.html I think the Lone Ranger Antiques had the largest selection and if I remember correctly he does ship.

    I hope you find one!! I would also say, if you can, save up for the real deal and not a reproduction. You just have to be on the lookout all the time for a deal!