Antique Clock and Furniture Restoration Specialists.

Antique Longcase Clock and Antique Furniture Restoration and Repair Specialists.


Our Antique Movement and Clock Case and Furniture Restoration service is of the highest standard. We are experts in the restoration of extremely damaged rare and valuable 17th and 18th-century antique longcase clocks, or as more widely known grandfather clocks.

These long case clocks very often appear at our workshop in an extraordinary damaged fashion In some cases they have been apart for many years .
Using materials and techniques contemporary to the period of manufacture we can replace any missing veneer and carcass or movement parts so that even an expert would not notice the difference .

We are also renowned specialist in the restoration of fine antique furniture and works of art. We specialise in the very finest restoration work required for the restoration and conservation of antiques and art as undertaken for the Museum professions.


Antique Clock Repairs

Antique longcase clock repairs and restorations

Examples of Antique Clock Repairs

  • Repair of Longcase clocks, Grandfather clocks, wall clocks, bracket clocks, all movement work, wheel cutting etc.
  • Restoration of Vienna regulators, French mantle clocks and Fusee clocks.
  • French movements and English dial clocks
  • Clock dial and face painting
  • Clock cases and Dutch marquetry Work
  • Barometer repairs

We restore and repair all forms of antique clocks movements

After we have restored an antique clock it is guaranteed for a year.

Antique Furniture Restoration

Antique furniture restorations and conservations

Examples of Antique Furniture Restoration

  • 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
  • Veneer work, marquetry, inlay work
  • specialising in the restoration of pre 18th century furniture

We restore fine antique furniture including regency, Georgian and Tudor furniture.

Antiques Valuations

Antiques Valuations

Antiques Valuers

  • Probate
  • Inheritance Tax
  • Insurance
  • Fire and Flood replacement purposes


Malcolm Green now retired, who is the founder of Green and Cockburn antique restoration is an antiques expert working from his business at He has been valuing and restoring antiques and fine art for over 45 years.


We have worked on private collections of very fine antique clocks and furniture in many fine stately homes and embassies.

We excel in clock restoration and repair of movements and cases bringing them back to their original glory. Using materials, skills and techniques contemporary to the period of the piece, alongside our extensive knowledge and experience to achieve this.

If an antique item is extremely damaged, perhaps by fire or flood, it may seem impossible to repair. We assure you that with our experience, we can restore even the most damaged items, and our repairs are invisible to the discerning eye or expert collector.

Japanned longcase clocks.

These fine antique japanned longcase clocks become rather distressed over the years partly because the artwork has long since faded and the gold work has long become distressed, but they can be restored even if they are in a rather bad condition.

As you can see from the following photographs this particular clock has been left for many years, the paintwork has faded the gold has lost its lustre the silvered dial has become blacked and the movement non-functioning, but as you can see from the photograph on the right it has been restored to its former glory.please see link for other photographs

Japanned long case hood before restorationJapanned hood and dial after restoration


A Broken and Newly Restored Walnut Period Clock

Here is a recent example of what we do here at Green and Cockburn Antique Restoration. This clock had an unfortunate tumble down the stairs leaving it in pieces. Once thought to be unrestorable, it has now been fully repaired in our workshops.

Broken Walnut period clockThe same clock after restoration using contemporary materials

From Minor Repairs to Complete Restoration of Antiques

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. Please browse through our other examples of antique clock repairs and 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 provide the best restoration service possible with your much beloved and cherished antiques.

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."

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Tel : 01462 790646 or Email

The British antique furniture restorers Association

We are accredited members of BAFRA, (British Antique Furniture Restorers Association).

Horologists, Conservators and Restoration Specialists To The Art, Antique And Museum Professions.

Conservation help and advice
We at Green & Cockburn are willing to help with any antique restoration project. Please contact us with your antique clocks and furniture restoration problems. Perhaps we can offer help and advice.

Historic Houses

We are Corporate members of the Historic Houses Association or HHA

Some of these fine antiques are looked after and housed in fine buildings supported by the Historic Houses Association.