Archive for the ‘Restoration’ Category

Some good clocks sold and some good clocks bought since the previous blog. Particularly interesting is a small, pretty, typically “Jersey”, long door, mahogany, 8 day, moonphase longcase by Peter Poignand of Jersey. In Restoration – Click to view The interest is not so much in the clock itself, although it is a very good […]

Visit Allan Smith Antique Clocks website As I reflect on 2013 I feel it was a good year with many fine clocks going to new homes and a steady ( ish ) trickle of interesting clocks coming in with a further 7 longcases due in ( repatriated from abroad ) on January 22nd. They are…. […] Two good clocks sold since the previous blog and two more in – coincidentally the newcomers are both Adam & Eve automata and both Bristol made. Just like buses…….you wait and wait……. They are – Matthew Worgan, Bristol.Long door, typically “Bristol,” late 18C, flame mahogany case with swan neck pediment.12″ break arch brass dial […]

The holiday season seems to be pretty much over and business is settling back down to normal with 3 good longcases away to new homes since the previous blog but, worryingly, very little of interest or quality available to buy, despite my far flung global net – the recently examined examples all lacking in quality, […]

It’s been a slow few weeks for getting completed restoration work back, due mostly to holiday commitments of the various specialist restorers I use and the big backlogs of work that all GOOD restorers seem to “suffer” from, but gradually things are getting back to normal and work is being completed – the criteria being […] Restoration news… The Gatford of Uxbridge moon phase long case is now fully restored, tested and calibrated. It’s reasonably unusual in that it it has a high quality “London” mahogany case with two step base and simple break arch top plus brass insert trunk quarter columns. The movement is unusual, in that it apart […]