Guide to caring for your antique clocks

Guide to caring for your antique clocks
Posted on 27 July 2016

 Once you have invested in your beloved antique clock, it is important to ensure that you care for it correctly to preserve its condition and ensure that it is a long-lasting part of your home. Here we have a short guide to just a few of the things you can do to keep your treasures in tip-top condition and give them the best future: Optimum placing Take your time in deciding where to place any new pieces you may have purchased, because although you may think that your antique ... Read More »

A guide to longcase clocks and painted dials

A guide to longcase clocks and painted dials
Posted on 21 July 2016

Showcasing remarkable craftsmanship and charting an important milestone in timekeeping, antique longcase clocks also make for a fine addition to the home, and have become highly collectable in recent decades. Having been first made in London since the 1650s, production remained strictly in the capital until some 30 years later. During the first century or so of their production, longcase clocks featured brass dials, though in around 1770, painted dials began to be used and soon b... Read More »

The origins of the marine chronometer

The origins of the marine chronometer
Posted on 11 July 2016

 Marine chronometers proved a life-changing item for the use of celestial navigation in the late 1700’s and have helped change the course of many ships over the years. We still hold these magical timepieces as a piece of both history and beauty, and although navigation systems may have moved on, their story will forever be held as a monumental feat. The term chronometer is made up of two Greek works, ‘chronos’ which means time, and ‘meter’ which means ... Read More »

A beginner’s guide to antiques

A beginner’s guide to antiques
Posted on 07 July 2016

 Antiques can add so much value to your life, your home and its aesthetic which may seem unattainable and daunting as a beginner buyer. However, we have a short beginner’s guide to antiques to make sure that you get the best out of these magical pieces: Why buy antiques? Antiques can add an element of a little something special to your home, something quite unique and characterful that carries its own story. This can also be a reflection of your personal style and... Read More »

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