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Our quarterly Fine Art auctions regularly feature fine carriage clocks, traditional bracket and mantel clocks, wall clocks, longcase clocks, aneroid and stick barometers
Antique clocks have long since been stellar performers at auction, particularly antique longcase clocks, mantle clocks and other timepieces by some of the best makers, including Tompion, Frodsham, Dent, Eardley Norton, Edward East, George Graham, Jaegar LeCoultre and Breget.
Examples of 17th century clocks, known as the 'Golden Age' of clockmaking and widely acclaimed as a revolutionary period in horology, are particularly highly sought after. Both modern and vintage clocks have the additional benefit of appealing to investors due to their exemption from Capital Gains Tax.
The barometer has been an integral part of British life since the 18th century and was heavily relied upon by the aristocracy as a valuable tool to forecast weather. Our auctions regularly feature a selection of these wonderful scientific instruments.
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View a selection of items sold at recent Cheffins Fine Art auctions.
Dent, London, a fine mahogany longcase domestic Regulator, circa 1900,
James Tregent, London, a George III bracket clock,
A rosewood repeating mantel clock, second quarter 19th century,
Eardley Norton, London, a mahogany table clock, late 18th century,
An imposing 19th century French bronze table clock,
A French bisque porcelain Three Graces mantel clock, last quarter 19th century, after the model by
Henry Simcock, Daintree, an ebonised bracket clock, circa 1700, the bell top case with handle
Markwick Markham, London, a good early George III ebonised, ormolu mounted and brass inlaid table
John Ellicott, London, a mid-18th century red lacquer and chinoiserie decorated bracket timepiece of
The sale took place on 23rd November.
Patricia Cross explains why the Norwich-born painter holds such extensive appeal
Nicolas Martineau talks about why this piece looks set to be popular at next month’s sale
Luke Bodalbhai from Cheffins Old Master department explains how a famous sitter can increase the value of a portrait up to ten-fold
Here, Polly curates her top pieces from the Frank Hermann tableware collection