21 Jul

The Beauty of Tallcase Clocks

The Tallcase Antique Clock

Tallcase Antique Clock

A beautiful Swedish Mora antique clock from 1835

Always dreamt of having a tallcase antique clock in your home or office? Us too. We’ve been bringing these beauties over since the 80s. Danish Bornholm, Swedish Mora, Empire, Biedermeier – some of the best that 19th century Scandinavia has to offer.

Original Mechanical Works within True Works of Art

All our tallcases are in full working order with their original mechanical works intact. They’re weight-driven and wound by hand (every five to eight days depending on the piece). They tick and tock and chime on the hour – our favorite part. In this day and age, nobody needs an antique clock to tell the time, but these are more than timepieces – they’re pieces of history.

They are some of the pieces we put the most work into when they arrive as well. The works of each piece are gone over fully by a clock professional to make sure the mechanics are sound. Then we scrape each and every layer of paint by hand using a razor (really!) to reveal the original finish below.

 

These tallcase clocks are works of art for the eyes and the ears: auditory sculptures. The chime will become part of the sound of your home. Maybe you’ll even develop a tradition of winding it with your granddaughter each week like I do. Each piece is unique, with a special character and charm to its look and sound. Friends will admire, guests will envy.

We have a handful of these tallcase beauties left from our last shipment. Before we go on our next trip later this summer. Take a look at our collection via the link below and if you see something you like give us a call or send us an email to learn more.

https://danishcountry.net/product-category/clocks/

10 Jul

Our Favorite Mid-Century Modern Table

We’ve been been importing furniture from Scandinavia for over 30 years. So we’ve been seeing mid-century modern almost from the get go. But you know what? When we started it wasn’t in fashion. It wasn’t considered cool.
It wasn’t until six or seven years ago that we began to take a fresh look and later decided to start shipping some back with us. We’ve found some beautiful pieces, and our love and appreciation for mid-century modern has only grown stronger.

We love how easy it is to live with. We love how easy it is to mix with other styles. We’ve always believed (and told our customers) that good design can stand on its own. You don’t need Spanish colonial chairs just because you have a Spanish colonial table. Mix it up! Good design is good design. And good eyes and taste will see that for what it is – beautiful furniture that brings soul to your home. Mid-century modern is a perfect representation of this belief.

One of our favorite pieces right now is this Swedish Super Ellipse birch table from the 1960’s. It’s just to die for. And it has such an amazing story behind it.

Swedish Mid Century Modern Table Furniture Piet Hein Bruno Mathsson Super Ellipse Birch Dining Table, Circa 1960

The Super Ellipse table series was actually a collaboration between Piet Hein, an artist and mathematician, and Bruno Mathsson who was a self-taught designer and architect.

Swedish Mid Century Modern Table Furniture Piet Hein Bruno Mathsson Super Ellipse Birch Dining Table, Circa 1960

It’s made from a rare but beautifully grained piece of masur birch wood and stands on span legs of chrome-plated tubular steel.

Swedish Mid Century Modern Table Furniture Piet Hein Bruno Mathsson Super Ellipse Birch Dining Table, Circa 1960

Swedish Mid Century Modern Piet Hein Bruno Mathsson Super Ellipse Birch Dining Table, Circa 1960

Gorgeous right? Too bad it’s on sale. Well, too bad for us. Not too bad for you :).

See the Super Ellipse table on sale now in our online catalog.