P A Oxley - A Leading UK Specialist in Fine Antique Clocks & Barometers
P A Oxley Antique Clocks & Barometers has been established since 1971 and specialise in antique clocks and barometers from the 17th, 18th & 19th Centuries. The business started in the late 1960's when Michael & Patricia Oxley began collecting antique clocks. In 1993, Christopher Oxley, the second generation, joined the antique clock business. Throughout the last six decades our business has gained an enviable reputation for selling only original and correctly restored antique clocks and barometers.
Our main stock consists of antique longcase clocks which are sometimes referred to as grandfather clocks. All of our antique clocks and barometers offered for sale are fully restored and in full working order.
A selection of mercurial stick and wheel barometers are also available to view along with bracket & wall clocks. Our current stock can be viewed on our website, which is updated regularly, and at our four Showrooms in Wiltshire, which are housed in a converted Coach House, adjacent to The Old Rectory at Cherhill.
OPENING HOURS - We are now OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please call or email us to arrange a date and time to view our selection of antique clocks and barometers. We are approximately two hours from central London by car.
Only the most skilful and experienced specialists work on our antique clocks and barometers when necessary, and do so to the highest standards. Longcase clocks are delivered by us in the UK FREE of charge, together with an installation expert who will ensure that your antique clock is properly commissioned. For our overseas customers a full Export service is available for all longcase clocks and bracket clocks. All antique clock and barometer purchases are guaranteed for twelve months.
We are also a member of LAPADA, The Association of Art and Antique Dealers, which is the UK's largest association of professional dealers in antiques and works of art.
Latest from Bracket, Table & Wall...
Rare Satinwood Mantel Clock of small size
An exceptional English Single Fusee mantel clock of small size and with rare Satinwood cabinet work.
The 8 day duration single fusee movement of substantial quality with four tapered plate pillars and anchor escapement. Also with finely made pendulum and transportation fixing point. The 4" square painted dial framed with a silvered brass square and with Roman chapters and matching blued steel hands of exquisite quality and design as used by the well known makers Payne of London. The small and very well proportioned four glass satinwood case with ogee moulding, four block feet and unusual rosewood veneered canted corners. The top and sides of the case with rectangular bevelled inspection points.
Note: Very few small mantel clocks from this period exist and even fewer are made using Satinwood. This particular example is anonymous but its very likely that it did once have a retailers name on the dial and would have been made by one of the fine makers of the time, perhaps based in Clerkenwell. A rare example.
Price: £6,950 / Height: 10" / C.1830
Last website update 13th May' 2013
- All Antique Barometers are carefully chosen for originality and their overall quality. All barometers are fully restored and guaranteed for 12 months.... more
Antique Moonphase Longcase Clocks:
- Antique Moonphase Longcase/Grandfather clocks were introduced during the first part of the 18th century when the square dial was first produced with an arch. The first known moonphases appear to be the Penny Moon which was displayed in the arch of the clock within a silvered brass ring... more
Antique Oak Longcase Clocks:
- Antique Oak longcase clocks were virtually made throughout the whole of the UK but were very rarely made in London. The very first longcase clocks in the 17th century were made from a mixture of oak and pine but most of these were finished with a black ebonised polish... more
Antique Mahogany Longcase Clocks:
- Antique mahogany longcase clocks come in all different shapes and sizes and were virtually made all over the UK. Mahogany was imported from South America C.1720 but was not widely used for clock cases until C.1740. As it became more popular in London, it subsequently was used in the provincial areas later in the 18th century... more
Antique Marquetry Longcase Clocks:
- Antique marquetry longcase clocks were introduced towards the end of the 17th century, the first examples being made in C.1675. They followed the ebony veneered or ebonised longcase clock. They were made with a large number of woods to obtain the different colours and definition and combined with walnut, Olivewood and Laburnum... more
Antique London Longcase Clocks:
- As a general rule all London longcase clocks have five pillars between the plates. Most provincial clocks have only four pillars. This was a sign of quality and also kept the movement more stable and assisted the clockmaker when he was assembling the movement... more