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Gilding and Replacement Carving, Conservation and Restoration

Base of the clock case before restoration Base of the clock case after restoration

Example of lacquerwork
An 18th century black lacquered case to an
"Act of Parliament" clock. The deteriorated lacquer was stripped off and replaced with new lacquer. The original pattern was then returned to the surface in 23ct. gold. Oil gilded.

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