Discovering Clocks

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

Category Archives: 19th century

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

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

“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

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

Raffety at Art Antiques London 2015

Raffety Fine Antique Clocks will be exhibiting at the prestigious Art Antiques Fair, Kensington Gardens, London from Friday 12th to Thursday 18th June 2015.  On display we shall have an … Continue reading

June 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Regency Period Clock by Webster, Cornhill

A Regency gem of a clock is one of the latest additions to the shop.  Small but beautifully formed the classically styled gazed case is veneered with red tortoiseshell and … Continue reading

March 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

When the weather outside is frightful – you definitely need a barometer

As 2015 gets well and truly underway, the UK has seemingly been battered by storm after storm from the Atlantic – wind, rain, and snow in Scotland. Mother nature hasn’t … Continue reading

January 13, 2015 · 1 Comment

Remembering Three Generations of American Clockmakers: A Longcase Clock by Aaron Brokaw of New Jersey

While Raffety is well-known for its impressive collection of 17th and 18th century English clocks, we do occasionally sell fine horological examples that did not originate on our island. One … Continue reading

August 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Masterpieces of Horology at Masterpiece Fair 2014

Every year London comes alive in the summer with social gatherings, events, and magnificent exhibitions. There is Chelsea Flower Show in May, Ascot in June, and the Royal Academy Summer … Continue reading

June 27, 2014 · Leave a comment