Thirty years of experience in antique clock sales and comprehensive restoration services specialising in early clocks
-SOLD Verge Lantern Clock ’Jeffrey Bayley - Londini Fecit’ C1660
-West Country (unsigned) Lantern Clock C1680
-Lantern Clock ‘John Clowes - Londini Fecit’ C1680
-Verge London Lantern Clock ‘SB’ attributed to Samuel Betts 1680
-1/4 Striking, Verge Lantern Clock w/Alarm ‘Edwardus East - Londini‘
(original, with solid provenance and published references)
Parts machined and fabricated. Period replacement parts sourced And missing parts made
Brass dials repaired, resilvered and refinished.
Replacement dial work and associated engraving.
Gallery of recent examples...
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Period, steel clock hands made and finished.
Lantern clock balance and verge pendulum escapements reinstated from anchor.
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Antique clocks for sale / Antique clock repair, restoration, sourcing, and relocation services
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Early clocks sourced and traded, including bracket, lantern, longcase, and wall clocks
My study attributing a full sized London lantern clock (as surfaced - DEC 2009) as a product from the workshops of Peter Closon – ‘Neer Holburn Bridge’ London’, a prolific maker of these clocks from 1625-1660 in the Lothbury clockmakers’ district in London. The clock was sold on to a customer unrestored.
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I've been involved with antique clock restoration since a teenager in the 1970s, spending summers working with an uncle in Clerkenwell London learning horological skills. My father was a trained English cabinetmaker from whom I learned case work. During my undergraduate years and throughout my commercial scientific career, I remained active in the restoration and trading of earlier antique clocks. During my professional life I'd been lucky to have been involved with art history conservation projects with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Yale Museum of British Art, and other important museums. A member of the National Association of Clock Collectors for over 30 years, I've taken part in numerous technical, historical, an conservation seminars.
I look forward to assisting however I can.
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Currently undertaking work with a typical 30 day turn around time for overhauls and dials, and <5 days for machine work.
Always looking for consignments and I offer a clock / maker location service.
Stansted, Essex United Kingdom
Most days by appointment