Lantern clocks

Brian Loomes Antique Clocks

Brian & Joy Loomes

Calf Haugh Farmhouse
Pateley Bridge, Harrogate
North Yorkshire HG3 5HW
England

Contact us or Tel: +44 (0)1423 711163 - 9.00 am till 12.00 noon, and 2.00 pm till 4.00 pm - otherwise answerphone

VALUATION/IDENTIFICATION OF YOUR CLOCK by email

Brian Loomes specialises in the valuation and identification of antique British clocks - see the valuation page for details and fees

NOTE

WE ARE NO LONGER BUYING AND SELLING CLOCKS DUE TO RETIREMENT.

THE REMAINING CLOCKS IN OUR COLLECTION (ILLUSTRATED ON OUR FORMER ‘FOR SALE’ PAGES) WILL BE AUCTIONED IN LONDON BY BONHAMS AT THEIR NEXT FINE CLOCKS SALE IN THE NEW BOND STREET ROOMS ON DECEMBER 12th.

OUR OTHER CLIENT SERVICES WILL CONTINUE AS USUAL: SUCH AS VALUATIONS FOR INSURANCE (OR FOR SELLING OR PROBATE OR FAMILY DIVISION), APPRAISALS, ASSISTANCE WITH PURCHASING, OR CONSULTANCY.

Antique Lantern Clocks

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ANTIQUE LANTERN CLOCKS

Through our own original researches in ancient records into the life and work of former clockmakers we have compiled thirty reference books and hundreds of articles about antique British clocks and their makers. These books include the massive, (500+-page 1100+- photograph) title 'Lantern Clocks', published in 2008, the only book on this subject in print today.

Our researches into the background history and styles of British clocks have revolutionised understanding of the subject and of the makers themselves. Several of our books have become definitive texts and are used as standard reference books by museums, libraries, auction houses and collectors the world over. So much so that even many of the terms today in general use to describe certain types of clock features were first coined in these books.

Brian Loomes is probably the best-known name worldwide in antique clocks and Britain's longest-established clock dealer, a name known by everyone connected with antique clocks.

We have over 118 articles by Brian Loomes on clock collecting, clockmakers and clock care and identification, and a large archive of sold clocks. For more information, please click on any of these links highlighted above.

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Winners of the 2001 BACA award for excellence under the category of specialist clock dealers. The British Antiques & Collectables Awards are presented annually in June by Eric Knowles on behalf of Miller's Guides in association with BBC Homes & Antiques Magazine. Judging is based on: 1. quality of service, 2. consistent quality of stock, 3. depth of knowledge.

In 2008 Brian Loomes was awarded the very rare distinction of HONORARY FELLOW OF THE BRITISH HOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE (Hon. F. B. H. I.) for his contribution to the advancement of horological knowledge through his writings over the last forty years. Such an award has rarely been made before.

CLOCK VALUATION AND IDENTIFICATION

If you wish to identify or value a British antique clock (English, Scottish, Welsh or Irish), or find out what is known about its maker, its style, its quality, whether a clock you already own in the family or one you are thinking of buying, whether a longcase clock (sometimes known as a grandfather clock or a tall clock), or a bracket clock, or a wall clock, or a lantern clock,........ we will be pleased to help you, but we do charge a professional fee for this service of £50.00. Please do not enquire about valuations unless you are willing to pay the fee.

Have a look at our section on Finding out about your antique clock and drop us an enquiry.


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Our valuation/identification/appraisal service costs £50 (currently $100 US)