Carlisle Antiques

I perform museum-quality conservation and restoration of antique furniture and tall clocks, and make reproductions of period pieces. I also buy and sell clocks and antiques. Much of the conservation work involves major repairs or refinishing of period furniture while preserving as much of the patina as possible. Additions or alterations to antique pieces are carefully researched in order to assure authenticity.

David W. Bowers

157 W. Chapel Avenue

Carlisle, PA 17013


John Greer, Carlisle’s earliest known clockmaker, made this dial in 1772. The clock is now in the museum of the Cumberland County Historical Society

Click above to see other photos of an exhibit of Cumberland County tall clocks that I curated for the CCHS in 2005.




Conservation is a collection of before and after photos of period furniture I have worked on over the years.

Tall Clock Conservation is before and after photos of some of my tall clock work.

Reproductions shows a few of my recreations of period pieces.

CC Tall Clocks is a collection of my photos of the Cumberland County tall clocks that were in the exhibit I curated at the Cumberland County Historical Society in 2005.

Sales lists clocks and furniture that are available for purchase.

    I began working full time with my father, William S. Bowers, in 1975 after graduating from Dickinson College and three years of studying and teaching speculative philosophy at Boston College.

    My father’s career in conservation began in the 1930’s as a sideline to his employment as a patternmaker.  As an apprentice to him and as a partner until his passing in 1991, I was able to acquire a broad range of experience with period furniture and develop my technical skills.