John Cowderoy Antiques Ltd

The Clock and Musical-box centre, established in 1973

Recent aquisitions

Our new opening hours are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 10.30am – 4pm.

Our Covid-19  precautions:

Only one customer in the shop at a time, social distancing 2 metres minimum, mask or face covering please and there is hand sanitiser to use on entry.


For more than Forty years, John Cowderoy Antiques has provided customers with an unparalleled level of Customer Service at our shop in the heart of Eastbourne’s ‘Little Chelsea’.
We extend that same level of care and attention to customers visiting our website.We have made every attempt to ensure that the content and information on our website store is accurate and we welcome your feedback. If you have any questions about any of the wonderful pieces shown throughout the store, or if you don’t see what you are looking for on the site, please give us a call and we will be happy to assist you. (01323 720058)

about us

 In addition to buying and selling Antiques of all descriptions, a comprehensive restoration service is offered. We also have a large back-up team of specialist craftsmen working under the direction and quality control of David Cowderoy.

David Cowderoy, who leads the team of craftsmen, will be pleased to help and advise you on all aspects of furniture restoration, and the buying and selling of Antiques.

We offer a very wide range of repair and restoration services which will bring your most treasured possessions back to their original splendour.

Free estimates and guaranteed craftsmanship.

Our workshops are equipped with all the advanced tools needed to make even the most challenging restorations. Contact us to discuss your needs.

Clock repair:
Including re-bushing, cleaning, regulating.  Missing wheels and pinions calculated. Missing parts can be made from scratch, sympathetically and in a style to suit the clock. David holds a distinction diploma in the repair and restoration of antique clocks.
Depending on your location, we can offer a personal service and clock repairs may be possible on site in your own home. We are prepared to travel thoughout the UK and further afield – contact us for an idea of the cost involved.

Other Restoration work:

Including re-veneering, replacing missing mouldings, re-polishing.
Including broken or missing carriage clock glasses made to fit.
Including sand castings and “lost wax”, for case ornaments, finials, furniture knobs and handles, you name it, we can probably make it.
Including case repairs, inlay work and re-polishing.
Including dial restoration, china and porcelain repair/restoration.
Including re-polishing, re-upholstery, replacing broken joints.
Including new tubes, thermometers, glasses, case repair, polishing.
Including brass (anything from door handles to fireguards), wood, and more.

about us

David holds a Distinction Diploma from B.A.D.A. and West-Dean College in the repair and restoration of Antique Clocks.