Antique Grandfather Clock Repairs, Antique Longcase Clock Restoration To The Highest Standard for Hertford, Harpenden, Cambridge, Bedford, North London.
Antique Clock And Furniture Restoration And Valuation Specialists. Restorers and Valuers to the Antique Art and Museum World.

 Antique Long Case Clock Repairs & Grandfather Clock Restoration Specialists.

EST for 40 Years - Specialising in the restoration and valuation of fine 17th and 18th Century antique clocks and furniture.

Antique clock repairs and restorations

Antique Clock Restoration

Antique Clock Repairs and Specialist Grandfather Clock Restoration

Antique furniture restorations and conservations

Antique Furniture Restoration

Specialists in 17th & 18th Century Furniture

Antiques Valuations for Probate and Insurance

Antiques Valuations

Valuation for Probate and Insurance Replacement Purposes

Antique Clock Repairs, Movement & Case Restoration

Repairs and restoration of extremely damaged antique clocks and furniture requiring intensive restoration to a Museum competent standard.

By selecting us you can be assured of the best possible service and attention for your restoration or valuation project  which will be treated in a wholly sympathetic and informed manner. (Please see our tips on buying a grandfather or longcase clock)

Full attention is paid to the importance of conservation and you will be advised as to how such work can be executed and how conservation blends with the restoration required to make your damaged item both usable and beautiful with no loss of integrity. Casework and movement work is conducted to the original makers specifications using materials contemporary to the period.

Below in the photograph you can see a very fine drop dial fusee clock by Charles Frodsham, unfortunately this had fallen off the wall and completely smashed.

The repair and restoration of the clock included the replacement of the domed glass, the bezel was completely bent and had to be remade and the movement had bent shafts and the brass plates had become badly distorted.

The case as you could see was completely smashed.

This clock restoration was undertaken in such a way that when the client received it back he said it looked much better than before the accident.

Below you can see a picture of the restored clock.

Below you can see a picture of a very fine English walnut longcase clock circa 1680 which has fallen over and broken apart.

clock prior to restoration coming into our workshop

Broken Walnut Clock

This clock as you can see needed intensive restoration. This work was undertaken using original glues and timbers contemporary to the period of manufacture. Below is the restored clock back in the clients house and no one will ever know it has been broken.

 Walnut Clock after Repair

Very often these clocks come into our workshop in an extraordinary damaged condition often caused by fire or flood. Most clocks from the Georgian and Victorian period are worth restoring such as grandfather clocks, mantel clocks, Vienna regulators, and French movements and English dial clocks. After restoration clocks are guaranteed for a year.

We repair and restore fine antique clocks and furniture using only traditional techniques.

You can see further examples of our clock repair work here. We also undertake the restoration of clock dials.

Longcase Clock face before RestorationLongcase Clock face after Restoration

Longcase clock dial before and after restoration

gilded clock before restorationgilded clock after restoration

French ormolu clock prior to restoration and after restoration gilded in 24 carat gold.

Please see our section on restoration undertaken on some of the typical clocks damaged clocks that come into to our workshop in our section of examples of our clock repair work

We also undertake the restoration of clock dials these fine antique clock dials come in to our workshop in a rusted and damaged state these are restored in a very sympathetic manner as can be seen on our dial restoration page.

Green and Cockburn are a small company of horologists and restoration specialists in the last 40 years we have undertaken restoration on fine furniture works of art and clocks.

We specialise in the restoration of Antique Long case clocks,grandfather clocks, clock movements and cases and furniture, specialising in 17th and 18th century period pieces such as the dutch marquetry clock case below.         

17th century marquetry long case clock

 Green and Cockburn are full BAFRA members with over 37 years in the antiques restoration and valuation business. Covering all antique restoration techniques, skilled in horology and methods of finishing timber and metals. With a fully equipped workshop he also has the necessary skills to carry out gilding and carving, japanning and cabinet making. As well as providing services such as valuations on Antique items for probate or insurance.

According to TV's Antiques Restoration Roadshow:"Malcolm Green of green and Cockburn is a multi-talented antiques restorer and is the resident clocks expert on the show and other BBC programs. Malcolm is a fully affiliated member of BAFRA and has been asked to undertake restoration of some very important antique clocks and furniture for private individuals, private collections and stately homes. His knowledge of antiques and restoration has allowed him to work for insurance companies and solicitors using his valuing skills. Though mostly to be found in his workshop, he has also found time to teach and lecture at colleges and institutions."

Antique restoration using original materials and techniques contemporary to their period of manufacture.

We can guarantee a perfect restoration of your valuable antique keepsakes whilst keeping in mind the need to carry out work in such a way that repair would not be noticed.

Our antique restoration is carried out to the highest standard. Why not take a look at some examples of our recent antique furniture restoration projects. We think you will agree that our repair and conservation work is of the highest standard and you can trust us to do the best renovations and restorations possible with your much loved and cherished antiques.

We hold vast stocks of original timbers and materials dating back to the 16th century we also hold many brass movement parts and if we don't have them in stock we make them.

Clock Repairs

We restore and repair all forms of antique clocks movements and cases such as:

  • Long case clocks, grandfather clocks, wall clocks, bracket clocks, all movement work, wheel cutting etc.
  • Vienna regulators, French mantle clocks and Fusee clocks.
  • Clock dial and face painting
  • Clock cases and Dutch Marquetry
  • Barometer etc. repairs

Examples of Antique clock repairs

Furniture Restoration

We restore fine antique furniture including Regency, Victorian, Georgian and Tudor furniture. We also provide

  • Water and oil gilding and lost wax casting, period interiors
  • Metal work, japanning, brass work
  • Cabinet making and carving
  • De-warping, french polishing and stain removal
  • Verneer work, marquetry, in lay work
  • specialising in the restoration of pre 18th century furniture

Examples of Antique furniture restoration

Minor repairs to complete restoration...

We pride ourselves in what we call "invisible" repairs. This means that if we have restored an antique table, chair or a clock case you should not be able to see where the repair has been carried out.

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    Tel : 01462 790646 or E-mail : Green & Cockburn