This lovely French figural clock sits on the 15th floor of the new Federal Law Court in a judge’s chambers and is now cleaned and ticking away keeping time, at last.

This c1827 French silk-suspension figural mantle clock is also fully refreshed and keeping excellent time now in the stock at Thomas & Alexender, Paddington. The dial (before) and (after) enamel restoration by Marnie Mayall. The bronze and gilt case was broken down and every piece individually cleaned with the patinated bronze ground cleaned and waxed. Steel threads all rust removed with original brass nuts hammered to fit tight again. The secret is not to remove any of the original mercury-gilt when cleaning almost 200 years of grime away. No varnish applied and hopefully we will find a glass dome to fit.

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