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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

“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

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

Restoration Flair: Design & Style from Charles II to William & Mary

EXHIBITION DATES: November 26, 2014 – Early January 2015 Following on from our successful exhibition on Clockmaking during the Georgian period, we have put together a small exhibition for the … Continue reading

November 28, 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