One of the most beautiful of the contemporary grandfather clocks is the Ivey model. To the layman’s eye it may resemble a large, ancient bird cage, with its hand-sculptured leaf-and-vine body. The fascia dial is made of sandstone. It can play a basic tone on the hour, or the Westminster chime, plus it has a volume control and a night silence option. See? Contemporary can be a good thing. This is a Ridgeway grandfather clock.