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Dealers in fine antique clocks for nearly half a century our focus is on English clocks by the eminent makers of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. After nearly 30 years of dealing in antique clocks from our showrooms in Cheltenham we have relocated to the Cotswolds where our clocks can be viewed by appointment. We also exhibit at important antique fairs throughout the year. Do contact us for tickets.

We are always keen to buy fine antique clocks. Please contact us or email us images of any clock you wish to sell. 

We offer a second to none clock restoration service undertaking work for both private collectors and museums and are longstanding members of BADA, the British Antique Dealers Association, LAPADA, CADA and CINOA. Cerca Trova.  

Our new catalogue 'Thomas Mudge & William Dutton, A Perfect Partnership' is now available to purchase, 88 pages, detailed images and descriptions of 20 clocks and 4 watches with an introduction by David Penney, £20. Please contact us  for a copy.

Clocks for sale

We specialise in English antique clocks from the 17th century through to the 19th century. From table clocks and longcase clocks through to mantel clocks, carriage clocks and wall clocks, the clocks we offer for sale have been chosen for their authenticity and quality. 

Our stock has included clocks by the great makers, Edward Dent, William Dutton, Edward East, John Ellicott, Charles Frodsham, George Graham, Thomas Tompion, Vulliamy, Thomas Mudge, and Joseph Windmills, as well as fine and interesting clocks by less well known makers.

Prized and valued today as they were when first commissioned and made, fine antique clocks represent a sound financial investment and will be a pleasure to own and incorporate into your daily life. Clocks bring rooms to life and add such character to homes.

About Us

Tobias Birch has spent his entire career working with clocks. In 1990, at the age of nineteen, he was the youngest student ever to have been awarded a Distinction in the Conservation and Restoration of Antique Clocks from the world renown West Dean College. Shortly after he graduated the well known collector Samuel Messer asked Tobias to care for his clocks including the famous Barnard Tompion along with five others by Thomas Tompion. 

Tobias has had the privilege of restoring some of the world's finest clocks and is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers. His passion and enthusiasm for clocks is infectious and he still undertakes important restoration jobs himself. Tobias is currently serving on the BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fairs Clocks vetting committee as well as being an advisor on the antique clock restoration course at West Dean College.

If you choose to buy clocks from outside our own stock, we will act on your behalf, whether you are a private collector, interior designer, museum or institution. We can advise on every aspect of sourcing, buying, selling and maintaining fine antique clocks.

Clock restoration

Tobias Birch gained the highest award in 1990 for clock restoration and conservation from the world renowned West Dean College. For nearly 30 years he has had the privilege of restoring some of the world's finest clocks, including those by the great makers, Thomas Tompion, George Graham and Joseph Knibb. In this time he has been able to build up an in depth knowledge of fine antique clocks.

In addition to restoring all our own clocks we also undertake work for museums and private collectors. For the restoration and conservation of antique clocks we have our own workshops, fully equipped with traditional hand tools and precision Swiss made machinery.

Our restoration workshops offer a complete restoration and conservation service on quality antique clocks from the 17th to the late 19th century. All our clocks are restored sympathetically, preserving the authenticity, to the highest standard by highly qualified clockmakers and cabinet makers. Conservation reports can be provided giving full details of the work, including materials and techniques used. 

All our work is guaranteed.

Worldwide collection and delivery can be arranged.

Antiques fairs

Masterpiece has established itself as one of the world's leading cross-collecting fairs, offering the finest works of art, design, furniture and jewellery, from antiquity to the present day.

The unmissable event at the height of the capital's summer season, Masterpiece London provides an unparalleled opportunity for new and established collectors to discover exceptional works for sale from over 150 international exhibitors; the centrepiece of a unique week of cultural experiences in the heart of London.

Masterpiece's exhibitors span all eras and disciplines and include many of the world's most distinguished art dealerships. Scrupulous vetting and thoughtful juxtaposition allow one to encounter beautiful works of art, have one's eyes opened to the unfamiliar, and buy with confidence.

24 - 30 JUNE 2021

Do contact us for tickets .

Latest Blog: Thomas Mudge & William Dutton selling exhibition and catalogue.

Tobias Birch Fine Antique Clock Dealers are doing something different this year with their stand at the BADA Fair in March. It will, for a week, from 20 March t0 26th March, be the home to a selling exhibition of over 20 clocks and watches made by the famous 18th century partnership of Thomas Mudge and William Dutton.

Date: 11/03/2019 | Author: Julie Birch

Thomas Mudge & William Dutton selling exhibition and catalogue.