Antique Clock Repair and Restoration Specialists

Examples of Antique Furniture Restoration, French polishing, Renovation and Repair

A Fine Regency Ladies Sewing Cabinet

A fine Regency ladies sewing cabinet before and after restoration. This cabinet has a wonderfully drawn and etched interior.

Ladies sewing Cabinet before restorationFine detail in the Regency ladies sewing Cabinet after restoration

Below, you can see its fine detail and the quality of the restoration work undertaken.

Detail the finely etched interior

15th Century Italian Slate table

We were commissioned to undertake the restoration of a 15th century Italian slate table that had been damaged.

The corner of the table was badly damaged, and a section of the table was missing. One of the difficulties we encountered during its restoration, was the removal of the metal frame now supporting the slab as a table. Originally, this fine piece of 15th century history would have been placed into the floor of a villa.

You can see the table before and after the slate repairs.

15 centuries Slate table before repairs15 century Slate table after repairs

Due to the structure of the slate there were many layers to cut through, including hardness differences and gaps.

You can see a photograph of the repair after the marbling and artwork has been restored.

Here, you can see a photograph of the entire table after restoration. The missing artwork has now been restored.

All work which went into the restoration of this piece was carried out using materials and pigments of the time.

15th century slate table after repair

We are skilled French polishers and restorers of fine antique furniture. We have worked on some of the finest pieces in the country.
You can trust us to restore your items using contemporary methods that will leave you satisfied.

This mirror came to our workshop in such a bad condition that this was the client's last resort before throwing it away. After much deliberation they decided to have it restored. The restoration proved highly successful, and the mirror is now valued in the region of £15,000.

Gilded and restored cushion mirror

The mirror was gilded in 24 carat gold over gesso. All missing parts, including glass sections, were made from contemporary parts.

A Very Fine Dutch Marquetry Commode circa 1680

Below is an example of a Dutch commode with inlaid marquetry work of floral and cherub design.

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This fine commode came to us with over half of the veneer missing. A few of the handles were missing too, and had to be remade using the lost wax principle and then gilded.

Fine William and Mary Walnut Chest circa 1690

This rather beautiful William and Mary walnut chest had been damaged by the owners dog, and was covered in bite and scratch marks.

William and Mary walnut chest damagedWilliam and Mary walnut chest damaged

Furniture of this period (circa 1680) is highly sought-after, therefore it is essential when carrying out any repairs that only contemporary timber be used. Below is the completed work.

William and Mary walnut chest repairedWilliam and Mary walnut chest repairedWilliam and Mary walnut chest repaired

Antique Table in Need of Restoration

This photo shows a walnut antique table that was recently brought to us for restoration. It had been damaged and neglected.

Antique table before restorationAntique table after renovation

Antique table before restoration Antique table after restoration

After hours of intensive work, the antique table has been successfully restored. The piece was returned to its original period design, which is a skill only experienced antique restorers are capable of. The seamless repairs left the owner of this beautiful antique overwhelmed by its transformation. We pride ourselves on the results that our experience and hard work can produce.

Antique Victorian Walnut Table Restoration - Water Damaged and Burnt

This quarter veneered Victorian Walnut table arrived at our workshop in a desperate condition. The piece had been damaged by water and had an unsightly burn mark, as well as showing signs of natural aging. Again, we restored this piece using only contemporary methods of the period. The burn marks have been removed, the veneer replaced, and the water marks repaired.
The surface has been revived and as a finishing measure, the table was polished and ready for the customer to receive delivery.

Once again after hours of our intensive restoration work, this beautiful antique table had successfully restored.

Antique Victorian Walnut table before restorationAntique Victorian Walnut table after renovation

Antique Victorian Walnut table before restoration Antique Victorian Walnut table after renovation

Fine Regency Stool circa 1790

This regency stool came to us in a rather poor condition. It had been repaired once before using brass within the mahogany to strengthen it. This hadn't worked, resulting in the replacement of the affected side. The work on this piece was undertaken using mahogany contemporary to the period.

Regency stool beforeRegency stool after

After polishing it is impossible to tell which side has been replaced.

Georgian Bureau in a Very Distressed State

This George III bureau has been damaged. The veneer as can be seen here, is falling away.

Georgian Bureau Damaged by neglectAntique bureau repaired and polished

It was repaired and polished to retain its value.

An Antique Secretaire Military Chest Vandalised and Restored

This Secretaire military chest was damaged when a thief forced the drawer open.

Antique Secretaire beforeAntique secretaire front before

Below are the images of the chest after restoration. We also fitted new leather into the piece.

Secretaire repaired with new leatherAntique Secretaire drawer after repair

Antique Military Chest

Split and Nailed Antique Table Leg in Need of Restoration

The photo on the left shows that the table leg joints have been nailed through, completely splitting the wood.

The right photo was taken after the legs were removed, cleaned and the joints remade then glued. The legs were then polished.

Antique table leg before renovationAntique table leg after restoration

Damaged antique table leg before and after restoration

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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.