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Polyphon Music Boxes

Have you admired this elegant 24.5" Polyphon. With its penny in slot, coin operated mechanism with original pediment and standing on a top quality reproduction disc storage bin? This Music box made in Walnut is a classic find, in flawless condition and comes with 10 metal music discs comprising of 8 original plus 2 recuts.


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What is Woodworm?

Woodworm is the name given to a number of wood boring beetles but especially the common furniture beetle.
The adult beetles make the typical round holes, but that’s not them going in. Those are exit holes.
Woodworm prefer softwoods so are seldom found in the  antiques we sell as they are of harder woods and if by any chance woodworm presence has been found it is soon eradicated.


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Eastbourne Festival: An Art Extravaganza- 4th - 26th July 2015

The annual Eastbourne Festival is back and once again promises you a very entertaining three weeks of art and culture with added excitement. Known to be a platform for professional and amateur talent alike, this festival promises you some amazing doses of music, visual arts, comedy, theatre, dance, talks, workshops, artists’ open houses and much much more.


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Videos Show You Much More of Items for Sale

When buying musical boxes, pianolas, and the like, it is obviously much better if you can hear them playing before you buy. Equally chiming clocks vary greatly, so it is very beneficial to be able to hear the tone and register of their chimes.
 
Many of our items are now supported by videos that we have made, so that you can hear what you are buying. Just click on the video link for the itemSee Video , or go to the video tab on our home screen.

Additionally, we are always willing to make a short video of any item if you just drop us a request from the contact page. All our videos are collected at http://www.cowderoyantiques.com/videos.


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Antique Repairs

Apart from the beautiful collection of antique clocks, musical boxes and other interesting antiques, we also specialise in antique repairs of items such as antique clocks, musical boxes or barometers.
Invriably your problem is resolved without any harm to the piece and minimum visible signs of repairs.
Our happy customers are proof of our excellent services, so stop by the testimonials page to have a look at what they have to say about us.
So if there is any kind of repair work needed on your antique item just bring it to us and be rest assured we will do our best to ensure your antique repair work will be completd to your satisfaction.


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Antique clocks for the timeless appeal

When we think about decorative antiques what often comes to the mind  is sculptures and other such decorative elements. However, often simple utilitarian items can also add to a portfolio of decorative antiques. For instance a clock can make the perfect decorative, functional and useful item, that can be incorporated in an appealing manner into the traditional as well as the contemporary home. Amongst our fine antique clocks we have a collection  of varied, simple as well as ornate, decorative examples.
 
The wall clocks for instance can be easily used to add interest to a wall in a very decorative way. If it is possible to distinctively mount a clock in an unexpected way, it will hold a great deal of creative appeal. A cluster of small wall clocks can also make a very interesting and quirky display.


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Barometers still hold their appeal

In the past barometers were used to forecast the weather. Not a particularly long range forecast, but reasonably accurate for the next few hours.
 
In today’s world these barometers have gained a great antique value and have become prized collectibles. An interesting thing about these barometers is that they were usually in tune with the prevalent furniture styles and thus complemented the furniture really well. So today when they are used as decorative antiques they will match in with furniture of that same generation.
Barometers were available in different forms. The varieties included the stick barometers, wheel barometers, clock barometers and aneroid barometers.


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Our Hobby

We lead a double life!
In our spare time we teach, judge and compete in dog agility


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Do you buy antiques

Yes


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History of the Long Case Clock

Christian Huygens, a Dutch scientist, is credited with being the inventor of the practical pendulum clock.


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Chillon Castle

Chillon Castle can be found a few miles outside Montreux at the eastern end of Lake Leman, Switzerland. 


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Moorcroft

Moorcroft pottery in Newcastle under-lyme, was originally founded as a studio in 1897 within a large ceramic company, James Macintyre & Co.


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Pool pottery

In 1873, Jesse Carter bought a near derelict pottery in the town of Poole, Dorset, England.


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Silver Hallmarks

Hall-Marks started in England around 1300 AD.


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Royal Doulton

Royal Doulton has been producing ceramics for over 200 years


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Edwardian Furniture

This style takes its name from England's King Edward V11, who reigned from 1901 - 1910


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Gustav Becker

One of the better German clockmakers from the mid to late 19th century was Gustav Becker. Becker was born in 1819 and trained as a clockmaker in Germany and Austria.


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Air Commodore John Chaplin's Grandfather clock

Air Commodore John Chaplin, who died aged 91 in 2002, was the first to undertake the perilous task of detecting and destroying powerful German magnetic sea mines in the Second World War.


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