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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

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

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

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

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

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