Discovering Clocks

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

“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

A Rare William III Grand-Sonnerie Clock: From the Workshop of Daniel Quare, London, dated circa 1695

It is very exciting for Raffety to be able to offer a grand-sonnerie striking bracket clock made by the illustrious maker Daniel Quare of London, that has been acquired by … Continue reading

September 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Horology Fairytale Musical Comes to London: “The Clockmaker’s Daughter”

I expect most of our readers are currently gearing up for London’s art and antique fairs season. However, for those of you who love horology and clocks, the musical The … Continue reading

June 10, 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

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

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