New Arrival @ P A Oxley – Antique Chinoiserie Longcase Clock…

Our latest longcase clock is shown below. As always larger images can be viewed on our website along with an Audio file. This is an excellent example which was in a good state of preservation considering its age. Our very talented restoration team have now returned it to its former glory to be enjoyed for another 250 years.

Arriving soon….

Several new items will be arriving in the next few weeks. These include two Domestic Regulators by the well known Scottish Clockmakers Bryson and Whitelaw, a Chamfer Top Bracket Clock by Tobias of London, a rare drop dial wall clock by Dutton of Fleet Street, London and a rare Quarter Striking C.1775 mahogany bracket clock by Nicolason of London.

Chinoiserie Longcase Clock by Joseph Herring of London

An excellent faux tortoiseshell lacquered longcase clock with well preserved Chinoiserie decoration.


The 8 day duration 5 pillar movement striking the hours on a bell and with 12″ arched brass dial with separate silvered brass chapter ring, matted centre showing both seconds, date, the makers name on a silvered brass cartouche and brass spandrels to the corners. The arch with a Strike/Silent facility and typical spandrels of the period depicting sea creatures.

The restored faux tortoiseshell lacquered case with gold Chinoiserie decoration to the trunk door and base depicting houses, flowers, figures and a man playing a musical instrument. The base with a double plinth and further decoration. The hood with attached angle pillars with gilt wooden capitals, glazed access door and inspection windows to the side and a broken arch top with pagoda and three gilt wood finials.

Note: Joseph Herring of London is listed as working between 1767-1810 and as Liveryman of the Clockmakers Company. In 1770 Blackfriars Bridge was built across the River Thames. It was designed by the well known architect Robert Mylne.

Price: £10250.000 / Height: 8’2″ / C.1770

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Tallest Clock We Have Had In Over 40 Years!!!!

Standing at 9ft 6 inches this is one of the tallest longcase clocks that we have had in over 40 years!

It only needs to be wound 12 times a year and is nearly 300 years old!!

Check it out here on our website –


Month Duration Walnut Longcase Clock by Charles Cabrier of London


A unique and spectacular early 18th century Month duration walnut longcase clock by this famous maker.

This clock is currently entered into the Country Life LAPADA Object of the Year.

The substantial Month duration 5 pillar movement with the rare use of a Dutch striking mechanism. Striking the main hours on a large bell and the forthcoming hour on a smaller bell at half past. The high quality movement with a delicately made recoil anchor escapement, well turned pillars and large brass plates.

The full brass dial with an unusual dial layout featuring Atlas/Father Time sitting on a large silvered brass cartouche engraved with the makers name and place of work. The dial also with a separate silvered brass chapter ring, well matted centre, seconds, date, finely cut blued steel hands and four brass Putti, two on clouds holding torches and the others sitting on eagles.

The extremely elegant and impressive Anglo/French burr walnut veneered case with the rare use of a bevelled mirror to the trunk door, brass mouldings throughout and a plain base with a double plinth terminating in flat bun feet. The hood with barley twist pillars mounted with large brass Doric capitals and an impressive caddy top with elaborate mirror backed walnut frets to the front and sides and finished with an architectural pediment. The hood also surmounted with solid walnut finials standing on brass supports.

Note: Charles Cabrier II is listed as a famous maker and was apprenticed to his Father (also Charles Cabrier) in 1717. He obtained his freedom in 1726 and was Master of the Clockmakers Company in 1757. The Cabrier’s were well known Huguenot Clockmakers who settled in London in the late 17th century when they were driven from France as a result of Religious persecution. The Cabrier’s were particularly fine Watchmakers and many examples of their work can be seen in Museums around the world including London and Oxford.

Provenance: This clock was until recently, standing in a Chateau in the South West corner of France, approximately 50 miles north of Bordeaux. Chateau Cantenac Brown was and still is a famous Vineyard. This explains the French influence displayed in the case features and also the French connection with Charles Cabrier. However we believe this clock in its entirety was made in London for a special European client.

Price: £46,750 / Height: 9’6″ / C.1730

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