Antique Clock and Furniture Restoration Specialists.

French ormolu clock restoration

Below you can see an Antique French clock which came in for repair.

French ormolu clock prior to restoration

This clock has missing parts including one wing from the cherub and two wings from the butterfly at the front. These parts have to be made using the lost wax principle which are then added to the clock. Then the clock is gilded.

Below you can see the two wings which have been remade and fitted to the butterfly. The clock has been gilded in 24 carat gold.

French ormolu clock with freshly made and gilded wings

These French clocks often have items such as the dial and side panels which are painted and enamelled. These parts are very often broken. We repair these in such a way as that one would never ever know they have been broken.

In the pictures below you can see a broken enamelled panel. In the second picture you can see the repaired enamel panel inserted into the gilded clock.

broken enamelled panel and before gilding restoration ormolu clock with repaired enamelled panel and gilding restoration

Below you can see the restored ormolu clockation completed. The missing wings have been replaced, the clock movement has been thoroughly overhauled and the clock has been gilded in 24 carat gold.

French clock read gilded

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.