Nothing quite says “vintage” as much as an authentic, British longcase clock (also known as a grandfather clock) standing in the corner. These charming household adornments have gone through several remarkable reinventions over their history, meaning there’s one to suit every taste and interior. And there’s now one to suit every budget, too. As fashion has shifted away from “traditional” interiors, interest in later longcase clocks has declined—and so have their prices, putting them very much in reach of collectors of modest means. As more collectors realize that now is a good time to buy, prices will inevitably start to recover—but in the meantime it is an excellent time to re-introduce a classic clock as part of the furniture.