Antique Clock Repair and Restoration Specialists

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.

restored marquetry hoodrestored marquetry trunk

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.

restored marquetry base

The movement was rusty with a missing locking plate, bell, bell stand and pallets which all had to be remade.

marquetry-long case William and Mary very fine antique long case clock

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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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.