Discovering Clocks

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A Monument to Love: A French Marble Clock by Rollin of Paris

If you have a special wedding anniversary coming up or are looking for a special or unsuual gift for your loved one, then Raffety may have the perfect antique clock … Continue reading

November 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

Antique Furniture: Making Your Home into a Sanctuary

Covid 19 and lockdown has changed us all. We’ve discovered a new appreciation for our families and homes during this worrying time, and all this staying indoors has made us … Continue reading

September 21, 2020 · 2 Comments

Antiques in Focus: Barometers

We British are truly obsessed with the weather – it is what we discuss with strangers and friends daily, and has become our national pastime. It should not then be … Continue reading

September 16, 2020 · 1 Comment

Antiques in Focus: An Eighteenth Century English Bracket Clock by Charles Blanchard

Our antique in focus this month is a stylish and elegant bracket clock by London maker Charles Blanchard. Dating from the reign of George II, circa 1750, this clock, which … Continue reading

September 12, 2020 · Leave a comment

Lantern Clocks: The First Clock for the Home

Lantern clocks hold a special place in the history of horology. Before Huygens innovation of the pendulum in 1656, lantern clocks were the first real technological innovation to enter the … Continue reading

September 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

Christmas Inspiration & Seasonal Greetings from Raffety

  With Christmas just a few weeks away we wanted to give you an update on what we have been up to, and a few ideas for Christmas gifts for … Continue reading

December 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

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