Viennese mantel clocks are unique due to the great variety of their cases and the complex movements. The 18th century was characterized by the uniform cases of the bracket clocks. Around 1800 a new independent and exemplary design vocabulary for mantel clocks was developed in Vienna. The elegant cases are made out of fire-gilt bronze (ormolu), fine wood veneer or carved, mounted and/or gilt lime wood; the movements are mostly equipped with a Viennese grande sonnerie. Next to Viennese bracket clocks you can find rare Empire clocks and high quality mantel clocks from the Biedermeier period.