Antique Grandfather Clock Marquetry Case Restoration
Below you can see a photograph of fine 17th century William and Mary antique long case clock with a marquetry case after restoration.
We had a phone call from a client who had seen this clock in an auction house and thought it was undervalued so he would like to buy it if it was worth restoring. After advising the client that the true value of the clock after sympathetic restoration was in excess of £40,000 he decided to buy it and brought it to our workshop for repair.
This clock needed fairly intensive renovation. Most of the marquetry was missing and the case was loose and broken. The base had to be rebuilt totally, including remaking the bun feet which you can see below.
The movement was rusty with a missing locking plate, bell, bell stand and pallets which all had to be remade.
The dial had missing spandrels which we made using the lost wax principle. The date ring was not the original therefore this also had to be made.
All timbers used are of the correct period. We specialise in the restoration of earlier cases. These cases were made out of oak and veneered with walnut or Dutch marquetry. These clocks have to be sympathetically restored to maintain their value, as clocks of this nature circa 1660 William and Mary to Queen Anne are items worthy of investment.
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