Refurbishing a Baroque Grandfather Clock


So often I find myself with a customer who has an antique clock. When I ask them why they don't let the clock run, they often say, "It hasn't been running properly for years..."
But what could be more reassuring than the ticking of an old clock, the beautiful sound of the chimes and, last but not least, the impressive technology that has existed for so long?
An antique grandfather clock has a very special myth. Often firmly attached to the place where it stands for years, it makes the house 'homely' and tells you at every hour: "Here you are at home!"

What sounds a bit poetic is really true. And so I think old clocks are absolutely worth preserving. Whether they are from the 18th, the 19th or the early 20th century. From time to time, the movement must be cleaned and the clock case refurbished. This is how you keep the clock running - for the next generations.


A grandfather clock from the 18th century

In the example shown here, you can see a baroque grandfather clock veneered in walnut.
The wood was faded, the surface had become dull and matt. The clockwork was not in a completely bad condition, but it should still be cleaned. This makes sense, because over the years the oils gum up and the abrasion and wear of the filigree gear wheels increases. In addition, the alarm clock function had been removed during an earlier restoration and needed to be restored.

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Baroque Grandfather Clock

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Baroque clockwork

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Dial

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Antique clock

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Baroque dial

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Do you also have an antique grandfather clock that no longer runs properly?

Feel free to send me some photos by email, WhatsApp or SMS. I will be happy to talk to you about the possibilities of restoring your clock.
It is often possible to calculate the cost of a restoration on the basis of photos. However, I would also be happy to come to your home to advise you directly on site.
In addition to restoring antique grandfather clocks, I am also happy to take care of your wall clocks, table clocks or mantel clocks.

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