Case repair work

   Our goal is to protect and minimize deterioration in order to keep antique clocks/barometers in their original character and prolong their existence.

   Antique finishes are at the mercy of their environment. Damage occurs from us, our friends, pets, children, insects, sunlight, humidity, and other impurities in the air and any antique finish left unattended is sure to deteriorate over time.

   This particular English Longcase clock the John Stanyer posed a few problems to say the least, it was all very typical of what I have just listed above, but we got there in the end. As daft as it might seem, I'm just checking the lock to see if it still works!!!  "yes" what a bonus.

    I roughly counted up the the number of pieces that came with what was left of the trunk, they amounted to 78, not as many as a large jigsaw I'll grant you, but where do they all fit and how many more will I have to make and find to complete this otherwise fabulous solid oak case with mahogany cross banding and chevron inlay, longcase clock.

    This is quite bad it's true, but I know that it will be well worth while in the end and I hope that you will agree with me when you see the results, I think you will be pleasantly surprised what a real beauty this.

  

   We've have had many types of clock cases in the past in various conditions, so although this is one speaks for itself, we do carry out restoration to other types of clocks such as, Mantle, Bracket, Wall, School, Tavern, Drop Dial, and Vienna etc to name but a few.

   Yes I got there in the end with this John Stanyer, long case, if you care to take a look in the Gallery below you will see for yourself what a beauty this has turned out to be from nothing more than what some people would call firewood really.

Gallery

  • Edge-banding & other remains of oak longcase clock.
    Edge-banding & other remains of oak longcase clock.
     
  • Side & front base prior to restoration.
    Side & front base prior to restoration.
     
  • Side & front base of oak longcase complete.
    Side & front base of oak longcase complete.
     
  • Oak longcase trunk & door
    Oak longcase trunk & door
     
  • Trunk of oak longcase complete.
    Trunk of oak longcase complete.
     
  • Conch shell inlay, prior to restoration on door.
    Conch shell inlay, prior to restoration on door.
     
  • Conch shell inlay to centre of door complete.
    Conch shell inlay to centre of door complete.
     
  • Left side front and neck.
    Left side front and neck.
     
  • Left side & neck complete.
    Left side & neck complete.
     
  • Right pillar & neck of hood
    Right pillar & neck of hood
     
  • Right side pillar & hood completed.
    Right side pillar & hood completed.
     
  • Well worth while, oak longcase with mahogany & chevron inlay.
    Well worth while, oak longcase with mahogany & chevron inlay.
     

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All enquiries you may have regarding your own items, please use the contact page , even send a picture if you like so that we can have a better idea of what you may have and let's see if we can help.