Restoration of Longcase Clock

The restoration is a class in craftsmanship, the work involved correction to the veneers; warping, and splittings to its case, with a final gloss finish.

I chose to have it repaired for my daughter’s birthday, this year, it will be an emotional moment to hear it chime after 55 years; a disturbing ‘comfort’ in the night’s silence, as a guardian of time.   

The renovation was the co-operation between two experts for mechanism and the case, it will now stand as an antique in pristine condition.

Thank you.

Clockcase with new veneers, before polishing
Clockcase with new veneers, before polishing
Clock case polished by Mike Smith-Wood and ready for the movement to be fitted