Antique Clock and Furniture Restoration

Antique Clock Movement Restoration & Long Case Conservation and Repair Specialists

We have been restoring antique clocks forover 45 years and are members of BAFRA and the Antiquarian Horological society. Our restoration work includes clock movements, casework, dial restoration, gilding etc and is undertaken in our workshops as we do not outsource anything.

We restore antique clocks using the same techniques and tools as originally used. Our antique clock movement and casework is considered by experts to be the best there is, therefore we are employed by museums, embassies and societies to undertake restoration or sympathetic conservation of important clock cases and movements.

Antique Clock Restoration and Repair Services including:

  • Grandfather clocks and long case clocks,
  • Wall clocks, small carriage clocks, turret clocks, mantel clocks and regulators.
  • Clock movement repair and overhaul, wheel cutting, French movements, Fusee,
  • Dial and Face painting and overhaul,
  • Clock case restoration, Dutch Marquetry

Antique Instrument Renovation and Repair Services including:

  • Barometers,
  • Scientific instruments,
  • Barographs,
  • Music boxes

See some of our antique clock restoration projects.

It is quite common to receive a movement for restoration that is extremely rusty, perhaps it has been sitting in a shed or garage for many years. This movement will be inspected, any worn parts will be replaced, the broken wheels will be remade, any worn pivots or pinions will be replaced, the movement will then be cleaned and reassembled to the original standard.

An example of a typical clock restoration project

Very fine 17th century musical long case movement

Above you can see a fine 17th-century three train striking movement with musical strike on eight bells. This clock has a silent strike lever that you can see at the top of the movement which was made by a fine and well respected london clockmaker known as Marmaduke Storr.

Below you can see a photograph of the hood with movement intact prior to restoration.


Below are typical examples of a clock movements brought to our workshop prior to restoration.

rusty longcase movementDirty and rusty French movement

This longcase movement is about as bad as it gets, everything is rusty and worn. Apparently this clock was last restored in 1836 and then was left in a barn until we received it.

We undo previous clock repair, restoration faults

Fine French calendar clock

This fine french calendar clock came in with some awful repairs. We come across quite a lot of antique clocks that have been "repaired" in an in-appropriate manner and we often have to undo these poor repairs when we restore clocks to their former glory.

We acknowledge the fact that aesthetically you will want your timepiece to remain in it's period, and we have the experience to carry this out.

Please contact us regarding any clock restoration project you might have. We would be quite pleased to receive photographs of your damaged clock. Contact Green and Cockburn on …
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.