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James Hughes Clocks, Antiquarian Horologist: Sales, Service, Repair, Conservation and Restoration of Fine Antique clocks. Fine clocks purchased.

In the world of 17th and 18th century antiquarian horology, the names of Tompion, Knibb and Graham spring to mind. Rapidly making a name for himself in the 21st century world of antiquarian horology, is James Hughes, who - despite his youthful disposition - has been involved with the Antique Trade for over 40 years.

 

English fusee dial clock with Far Eastern influence

 

James' interest in horology started as a small boy when, looking after his aunt's collection of clocks, his job was to keep them wound and the time within acceptable limits. In due course his aunt left him an 18th century bracket clock, the best in her collection, which had belonged to her beloved father. This clock still has pride of place on the mantelpiece by his desk, and like his aunt - who never let it run down during the course of World War 2 - James follows the same regime. As he says "a clock really is the heart of the home, bringing peace and tranquility to each passing hour".

 

James S Hughes Associated with the Antique Trade for 40 years, I have been fascinated, from an early age, by the movement of time. If you have an interest in antiques, they get in your blood, and you will always relate to them, as I do. You search for and dream of that one piece that you do not own, or have not yet seen. In a small way, we may be able to help you fulfil one or more of these dreams.

 

Good luck and good hunting - here's to fulfilling a dream .....

 

Based in the hills above Hambleden, in between Marlow and Henley, in the Thames Valley.

 

Serving Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire

 

Collecting clocks

 

The passage of time has fascinated mankind for thousands of years: the way in which it is measured has fascinated mankind for almost as long. By the mid 17th century, with the invention of the long pendulum and the long case clock, this style of timepiece was an item to aspire to, though only for the highest echelons of society.

 

However, by the 19th century, some 200 years later, a painted-dial long case clock was within the reach of the merchant classes; by the turn of the 20th century the universal ownership of clocks became possible, through French imports and mass produced clocks from our American cousins.

 

 

Throughout the last 200 years people have aspired to "a good clock" and an interesting clock. With my stock here, I always try to present clocks that are of good quality and are interesting, as well as being appealing to the discerning eye.

 

 

 

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