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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.

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 Freeman 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 assessor 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 over twenty 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.

Antiques fairs

In March we exhibit at the BADA fair which for over 25 years has been the Spring highlight for the fine art, design and antiques community, showcasing beautiful objects of outstanding quality from 100 of the UK's finest dealers.

The week-long event offers collectors, curators, art professionals and interior designers from across the world, the chance to meet BADA dealers, benefit from their extensive expertise and purchase exceptional pieces of traditional, modern and contemporary art and antiques.

In April we exhibit at the CADA Fair, the only art and antique fair staged within Blenheim Palace's Colonnade, Campaign Rooms and Orangery, that is becoming recognised as the pre-eminent quality art and antiques fair held outside of London.

September finds us exhibiting at the LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair which has grown to become a foremost international showcase for art and antiques, as well as one of the most prestigious events on the London social calendar.  It's one of only two yearly events to grace the beautiful Berkeley Square.

Do contact us for tickets .

Latest Blog: Collecting Antique Clocks

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 by the best and most highly regarded makers are highly valued. There have over recent years been dramatic price increases in clocks by leading makers such as Thomas Tompion and Joseph Knibb but you do not have to spend hundreds or tens of thousands of pounds to acquire a good quality clock. There are many fine and interesting clocks by less well known makers which provide a good entry point for new collectors and those with an interest in horology but less deep pockets. Clocks by makers like Vulliamy and Dent provide excellent value for money. Collecting clocks is a fascinating and enjoyable way to spend time, finding a good dealer should be your first step.

Date: 07/09/2017 | Author: Tobias Birch

Collecting Antique Clocks