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Antique Clock Conservation/Restoration

About conservation/restoration

All conservation/restoration work is undertaken by our clock conservator (Dip. West Dean), he is an Antiquarian Horologist and a Member of the British Clock & Watchmakers’ Guild. Together we specialise in the conservation/restoration of 17th - 19th Century clocks.

Please contact us if you have a specific enquiry, I will happy to answer any queries.


Clock Movement Restoration
Clock Dial Restoration
Antique Clock Servicing
Clock Case Restoration

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Antique clock restoration

 
 
Clock Movement Restoration
An early 19th century wall clock - DENT
clock restoration

This important movement was manufactured by the London firm DENT - most famous for producing the movement for London "Big Ben".

After careful dismantling and cleaning the movement is re-assembled, lubricated and ready to run.

The valuable patination of the old brass is still in tact due to professional and ethical treatment.

antique clock conservation
     
clock conservation

A close up of a wheel shows how harmful oxidation deposits are carefully removed and gentle cleaning conserves the fragile but valuable patination of the antique brass beneath.

clock repairs
 
 
Clock Dial Restoration
 
 
A late 18th century white dial clock dial
antique clock

This quality longcase clock had been stored innapropriately for many years. A full restoration to the case and movement were necessary to return the clock to working order.

The dial was carefully cleaned and restored by our specialist dial conservator. The final result is extremely impressive, and of course adds a lot to the final value.


antique clock repair
Clock servicing

A French carriage clock in for service

clock servicing

This French carriage clock was
retailed by The Goldsmiths Company, Newcastle and dated from 1890.

We service and maintain all types of antique clock , and are at your service for all of your timepiece requirements.

clock renovation
     
clock maker

All conservation/restoration work is undertaken by our clock conservator (Dip. West Dean), he is an Antiquarian Horologist and a Member of the British Clock & Watchmakers’ Guild. We specialise in the Conservation and Restoration of 17th - 19th Century clocks

clock restoration
 
 
Clock Case Restoration
 
 
A late 18th century satinwood cased white dial clock
hampshire clock restoration

This unusual clock had been stored innapropriately for many years. A full restoration to the case and movement were necessary to return the clock to working order.


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hampshire clock conservation
     
hampshire antique clock

The replacement carving was matched with the original, and many missing sections of banding had to be hand cut from the solid.

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hampshire antique clock restoration
 
 
An early 18th century Boulle marquetry clock and bracket
boulle clock

This Boulle style clock case required extensive restoration. Approximately 25% of the brass and 10% of the turtle-shell was missing. The remaining marquetry needed removing to stabilise the substrate

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boulle clock restoration
     
boulle clock restorer

The ormolu mounts carried a duty stamp for 1740 allowing accurate dating. Working alongside a clock conservator and with specialist restoration to the enamel dial the treatment was a great success

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boulle clock repairs
Lacquer and Japanning
An important Late 18th century Japanned clock by Claude du Chesne
Lacquered or Japanned clock case conservation

This late 18th century Lacquered Longcase clock was from the workshops of Claude du Chesne, an Important Hugenot clock maker with examples of his work in the Victoria and Albert museum.

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The case needed a full restoration as the Japanned finish was lost on the sides and badly damaged on the front. The base of the trunk was lost completely.

Lacquered or Japanned clock case conservation and restoration
     
Lacquered or Japanned finish conservation

The new Japanning needed careful matching and toning of the gold leaf to match the original work, followed by a good quality wax finish to help protect the surface from future damage.

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The Japanning of the sides were reproduced from existing examples and the design is based on stylised chrysanthemums, a popular chioiserie motif.

 

Lacquered or Japanned finish restoration
 
     
 
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