Art Deco Decor

Art Deco Wall Clock

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Art Deco Era Wall Clocks

Incorporating an elegant and timeless (pun intended!) Art Deco wall clock is an easy way to achieve a Deco-inspired room.

There are countless reproductions available at local retailers, but don't fret - if you're after an original timepiece, scope out the antique shops, vintage auctions and eBay.  They are available, if you're willing to pay a premium. Well worth it, in my opinion.

Art Deco Wall Clock Characteristics

To help guide you on your Art Deco wall clock hunting-excursion, here are some archetypal characteristics you should keep an eye out for...


Inlaid wood was a major trend during the days of Deco and very easily expressed in clock form.

Also, look for clocks with marquetry detailing, high gloss veneer or exotic woods like ebony or mahogany.

Bold, bright colours

The classic Art Deco colours to look out for are; peacock blue, canary yellow, brilliant red, emerald green and royal purple.  Rich jewel tones or bright primaries are your best bet.

A black and white motif will do as well as it achieves a very streamlined, modern aesthetic which was popular in the 1920's and 1930's and looks just as fresh today.


Choose a clock made from steel, chrome, silver, gold or bronze  This look is ultra-futuristic and goes well with virtually any decor.

Geometric Pattern

Another major trend was the use of sharp angles and geometric patterns like zigzags, triangles and chevrons.  The round face of a clock was most conducive to the sunburst motif  This design should be very easy to find.

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