Antique Clock and Furniture Restoration Specialists.

Antique French Clock Movement and Case Restoration

We have restored antique French clocks for clients across the UK and beyond over 45 years.

French clocks come in many different styles, and some of the earlier clocks are extremely valuable, particularly those made by well-known French makers.
Some of these early clocks were made with fine French movements, bronze figures and gold ormolu mounts.

Below you can see some examples of our restoration work on fine French clocks

A Very Fine Early French Mantel Clock by Gay Vicarino and Company

This clock has been restored in our workshop. It was rusty and worn when it came in for restoration. The movement has now been fully restored to a high standard. The dial has been gilded and repainted, and the bronze acanthus leaf foliage has been repaired and coloured. The base mount has been gilded in 24 carat gold.

This clock has a silk suspension and has a pre-rack strike which works on a count wheel.

A very fine early French Mantel clock by Gay Vicarino and company.

Below you can see a French dial after restoration. The chapter ring has been silvered using silver sulphate, the centre has been gilded using 24 carat gold powder, and the lower section has been gilded using mercury.

Silvered and gilded French clock dial

A Fine French clock After Our Restoration Work

French clock after restoration work and gilding restoration has been undertaken

We are willing to collect Antique clocks or furniture from your area including Hertfordshire, Norfolk & Suffolk.

Please contact us for a free appraisal of your restoration work.

Can we help you with your antique restoration problem - need help or advice - contact Green and Cockburn…
Tel : 01462 790646 or E-mail

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.