16 February 2017

Old as Time Antiques

We Have Moved
to
A18, The Mews at Grays 

Views of the Old as Time stand A18

Old as Time Antiques joined Grays Antiques in October 2014, originally using showcases P4 and FS06 in The Mews offering a selection of datelined shop ready warranted clocks and timepieces. Most recently, at the end of 2016, Old as Time took up an opportunity to develop their business at Grays by moving into unit A18 which provided more space, allowing them to offer a total range of clocks, timepieces, watches and small furniture. As their business dateline is 1930s, the majority of the items offered will range between early 19c to the first half of the 20c.  

Ken Jacobsen started trading as Old as Time Antiques in 1981 selling antiques and collectables at antique fairs.  By 1984 he had evolved the business to provide a comprehensive range of services. These include the service and restoration, valuation, surveys and audits of Antique Clocks and Small Furniture, in addition to buying and selling clocks and furniture. This move will allow them to offer a broader range of items, especially LCGM, LCGD, Wall Regulator, Fusee Walldial and Marine clocks and timepieces displayed on or alongside appropriate small furniture of the period. They are also planning to offer a selection of Barometers.

"I initially started trading in antiques as a secondary business activity  and having a technical engineering background quickly identified a compatibility with selling Antique Clocks. The challenge was to ad value to the selling and support of these items. Areas such as clearly describing the item, preparing each item for sale, supporting each sale and the customer for the initial 12 months. From the pre-sales preparation, we addressed the service, repair, restoration and valuation needs of our customers."

Below are some examples of the pieces currently being offered.

8-day 1/2 hr Arts & Crafts Mackintosh inspired Clock, c1900/30

8-day Art Deco Mantel Timepiece, Elliott c1920/30

30hr Art Deco Mantel/Desk Timepiece , c1920/30

8-day Jaeger LeCoultre Mantel/Desk Timepiece, early 20c

8-day Jaeger LeCoultre Mantel Timepiece, early 20c

Also, should you view this unit’s display and not find a specific piece you require call Ken on 01442 395761, he is very willing to undertake a search to locate examples for you. Talk to him if he’s available.

All their clocks are 'shop ready', having been prepared by individuals who have a proven record of completing simple and complex repairs to quality timepieces, clocks and watches. 

Unit A18, Grays Mews
Open Monday and Thursday afternoons, or anytime by appointment
Website
Facebook: @oldastimeantiques
Twitter: @OATantiques
01442 395761 (ext 6 for the support staff)
oldastime@hotmail.co.uk



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