• Early English Lantern Clocks

    Established in 1985, we are specialists in the restoration and conservation of Early English Lantern Clocks. We also have a small selection of fine and rare Lantern Clocks for sale.
  • Clocks & Barometers

    Established over 30 years ago we now have three showrooms with well over 100 good quality clocks and barometers on display. Dating from the Early 17th- 19th Century these are chosen both for their originality and unique sense of style.

  • Clocks & Barometers

    Established over 30 years ago we now have three showrooms with well over 100 good quality clocks and barometers on display. Dating from the Early 17th- 19th Century these are chosen both for their originality and unique sense of style.

  • Clocks & Barometers

    Established over 30 years ago we now have three showrooms with well over 100 good quality clocks and barometers on display. Dating from the Early 17th- 19th Century these are chosen both for their originality and unique sense of style.

Showroom

The showroom will be open by appointment only until 1st September, Thursdays and Fridays, 10am to 3:45pm, and Saturdays 10am to 1pm. If you’d like to visit, do please email us in advanced at [email protected]. W.F.Bruce Antiques have a wide range of good-quality antique clocks including Longcase and Bracket clocks from East and West Sussex. There is normally a good representation of the famous Lewes clockmakers dating from the early 17th century to the 19th century.

View clocks in our gallery

Established over 30 years ago, we now have three showrooms with well over 150 clocks 20 barometers on display. Dating from the early 17th -19th Century, these are chosen both for the originality of their design and the quality of manufacture. Colour and patination is also a prerequisite for purchase.

Christmas exhibition 2017

Lantern clocks

We have always specialised in good early Lantern clocks from the early 17thC pre-pendulum era right through to the end of the century. We have held two Catalogued Exhibitions of some truly exceptional pieces over the last 15 years. We also have a few good examples of Early Lantern clocks on display which are not on our website, so do phone us for details. Conservation work on Lantern clocks is also undertaken for customers, many of whom come from all over the world.

Restoration

We undertake restoration of antique clocks for customers from all over the country. Both the clocks that are for sale, and our customers clocks are sympathetically conserved or restored as appropriate, by skilled and experienced clockmakers in our large 18th century workshop beneath the Galleries in Lewes. All the clocks are given a long guarantee and customers are welcome to visit the workshop to see the work as it progresses to completion.

English lantern clock with a bell

SUSSEX AND KENT

We normally have a  representative selection of the best makers. At the moment we have both Longcase and Wall clocks from Walder of Arundel, Apps of Battle, Noakes of Burwash, Morris of Eastbourne, Gill of Maidstone, Waklin of Mayfield,  Muddle of Rotherfield, Wakeford of Seaford, Fowle of Uckfield, Baker of West Malling, as well fine examples from the best Lewes makers including the renowned Richard Comber. Several of the above are Lantern clocks too