Bill Bruce is throwing open the doors of WF Bruce Antiques this coming Tuesday 3 December to launch the festive period with his annual exclusive, Christmas clock exhibition of vintage clocks.
His exhibition will showcase his very best antique clocks including lantern clocks, longcase clocks, mantel and wall clocks. They have all been painstakingly and sympathetically restored in their eighteenth century workshop below the gallery.
A longcase, mantel or lantern clock is one of the most unique presents you can buy for each other, and it’s a gift that you can enjoy throughout your lives together. It’s a practical, beautiful, living antique which gives pleasure every time it strikes the hour. You can visit the Christmas clock exhibition at WF Bruce Antiques’ showroom, 5 North St, Lewes until Friday 20 December.
Five examples of vintage clocks made by the renowned Richard Comber of Lewes will be on display at his exhibition.
Bill is selling a superb eight day striking table clock over the festive period. We also have on sale a blonde oak eight day longcase clock with a beautifully engraved silver dial and a small oak 30 hour hooded wall clock. Also available is one of the last clocks ever made by Richard Comber, an oak eight day longcase clock with a painted dial incorporating a moon face and a date. Bill even has a 30 hour hooded wall clock that is as yet unrestored. It’s very unusually in a painted pine case.
Included in his range of vintage clocks at his exclusive Christmas clock exhibition, will be a number of good early lantern clocks which are one of Bill’s particular passions. Some of these clocks have now lasted over 400 years, predating the time when clocks had a pendulum and from an era when only the prosperous could afford a clock.
Bill will feature a lantern clock by made by Thomas Barrett in 1695 which is a great example of early Lewes clock-making. There is also an extensive library of social history including original copies of the Sussex Advertiser dating back to 1800s.
Step in from the cold to see the festive exhibition. Bill will be in his showroom every Saturday 9am- 1pm as well as Tuesday to Friday 9am – 4pm.
Who knows you may even buy an antique or vintage clock that you will treasure for years to come. Bill’s clocks are carefully selected for their special sense of style and quality. Visit him during the exhibition to buy a precious clock that will be here long after the computer has gone.
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