John Carlton-Smith has been buying and selling antique clocks and barometers since 1972, the last 25 years from his premises at 19 Ryder Street, St James’s, London.
John specialises in 17th-, 18th- and 19th- century antique longcase clocks, table and bracket clocks, small mantel clocks, carriage clocks and barometers from the most renowned English clockmakers such as Thomas Tompion, George Graham, Joseph & John Knibb and Daniel Quare. The originality of the movements and wonderfully patinated untouched cases are hallmarks of John Carlton-Smith’s fine stock.
John’s long experience and discerning eye mean that he has served on the clock vetting committee of some of the most important antique fairs, including the former Grosvenor House Antiques Fair, Masterpiece London and the BADA Fair.
Although he has exhibited at a number of fairs over the years, the best location to view John’s stock is at his charming St James’s gallery, which is located in the heart of London’s antiques and fine art district. Visitors wishing to speak to John in person are advised to telephone in advance to ensure he will available.