Antique Clock and Furniture Restoration Specialists.

Clock restoration project - English walnut long case clock

A fine Walnut longcase clock by Williamson of London circa 1680 with features as used by the famous clock maker Thomas Tompion.

This clock came to our workshop in a rather sorry condition after falling to the ground. Below you can see a picture of the damage as photographed by the client.

17th-century walnut clock in bitsClock smashed

 As you can see the clock has fallen apart. This is partly due to the weight of the clock as they are made from oak then veneered over with walnut and after a period of time the glue on the blocks holding the case together crystallises and looses its adhersion. The movement has received a heavy knock and is badly bent and broken.

This clock needed intensive restoration. This renovation work was undertaken using original glues and timbers contemporary to the 17th century period of the clock's original manufacture..

Below is the clock repaired and fully restored back in the clients house - no one would know it has been broken. It now looks in original condition as if it had been looked after, polished and loved for years.

17th-century walnut clock after repairs

Very often these clocks come into our workshop in an extraordinary damaged condition often caused by fire or flood. The insurance value of these clocks generally exceeds £20,000 therefore they are certainly worth having restored well.

A clock rather similar to this was sold by P A Oxley in Wiltshire for £22,500

After restoration clocks are guaranteed for a year.

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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.