Dating antique furniture

23-Jul-2017 19:55

Antique clocks, and antique clock identification, cover a wide spectrum of information ranging from the first collectible clock made in the sixteenth century, the lantern clock, to the clocks of the early twentieth century.

Although the odds of finding an original lantern clock at a local tag sale or auction are practically nil, the possibility of finding a late nineteenth century Ansonia mantle clock or a Gustav Becker weight driven wall clock from the same era are real possibilities.

The name may be: However, on some clocks the name that appears on the dial may not be the name of the clockmaker.

Sometimes it is the name of the retailer that sold the clock.

Customers can contact us at any time between 9am-pm. We also offer a restoration and upholstery service for customers.

Telephone: 01449 257171Established in Debenham, Suffolk, for over forty years, Christopher Bigden Ltd is a family business specialising in old English and continental furniture, with complementary paintings and sculpture. We have a warehouse and workshop 10 miles south of the lovely, historic city of Norwich, Norfolk, and are 90 minutes by car from London.

If it is the retailer's name, finding information on the company may help with identifying and dating the clock.

Many clocks made in countries other than the United States are often unmarked.

Stock is chosen across the board, either for its' sheer quality, fine patination or for its' idiosyncracy.Telephone: 07990 795570Martlesham Antiques is a family run business and has been trading since 1984.We are located in Suffolk just outside Woodbridge and is run from a spacious thatched cottage housing nine large showrooms with a vast adjacent car park.Pieces range from early 17th C - 20th C furniture, bronzes, sculpture and particularly decorative items suitable for any interior, both old and new.

Restoration & bespoke design service available., Interior consultancy & buying of antiques. Telephone: 07703306451We offer a varied selection of antique and early 20th century furniture and collectables. Open 7 days, but Wednesday mornings, Thursdays and Sundays by appointment only.

Check the clock for the name of the clock maker or company name.

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