Discovering Clocks

Uncovering the history and stories of antique clocks, barometers, chronometers and fine antique furniture

Wall Clocks : History for the Contemporary Interior

If you happen to follow Raffety Clocks on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, you may have noticed that this October we have been showcasing wall clocks. There is a good reason … Continue reading

October 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Georgian Furniture: versatility & style fresh for the present

While 17th & 18th century English clocks & barometers are the mainstay of Raffety’s business, for many years we have also specialised in fine English furniture of the period. The … Continue reading

September 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Cabriers: Huguenot Clockmakers in London

One of the great treasures in our gallery at present is a fine William and Mary period walnut and marquetry longcase clock by Charles Cabrier of London, dating to about … Continue reading

June 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Porcelain-Cased Clocks – A Taste of Springtime

The Georgian age saw a true flowering of clockmaking and clock-design – every type, size and design of clock could be found in London’s clock shops. One type that began … Continue reading

March 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

“Luxury of Time” exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Luxury of Time: European Clocks & Watches An exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York until March 27, 2016 Horology enthusiasts will want to visit New York … Continue reading

February 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

A striking bracket clock by George Margetts, London

George Margetts ( 1748-1804) was born in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, the son of John Margetts, a wheel-wright. He appears to have been apprenticed to an Oxfordshire clockmaker before eventually moving to … Continue reading

December 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Two clocks by Baetens & Co of Soho, London

By the Regency period London’s clock and watch making industry was vast. It is estimated that by 1800 there were over 7,000 clock and watchmakers based in Clerkenwell alone. More … Continue reading

November 2, 2015 · Leave a comment