Antique Clock and Furniture Restoration

Antique Clock Repair, Antique Furniture Restoration and Valuations

At Green and Cockburn we specialise in the complete renovation of particularly fine antique clocks and furniture. Most of our work these days involves the restoration of antique clocks as these can still be very valuable whereas a lot of antique furniture now has little monetary value to justify meeting the costs of repair.

Very often antiques come into our workshop in very poor or extensively damaged condition perhaps caused by fire or flood. Our antique restoration is carried out to the highest standard. We repair and restore antiques using only traditional techniques contemporary to their original period of manufacture. 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. 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.

Antique Clock Repairs

Antique longcase clock repairs and restorations

Most clocks from the Georgian and Victorian period are worth restoring.

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.
  • French movements and English dial clocks
  • Clock dial and face painting
  • Clock cases and Dutch marquetry
  • Barometer repairs

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

Examples of Antique clock repairs

Antique Furniture Restoration

Antique furniture restorations and conservations

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

Examples of Antique furniture restoration

Antique Valuations

Antiques Valuations

We are approved Antiques Valuers for

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

Malcolm Green is a very competent antiques expert and has been valuing and restoring antiques and fine art for over 45.

He has been a consultant for the BBC on the antiques restoration roadshow and other antique orientated programmes. Malcolm also has restored and valued many antique items for museums, embassies and stately homes.

Minor repairs to complete renovation 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 the examples of our 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 do the best renovations possible with your much loved 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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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.