I recently purchased a gold gilded French statue clock from the 1850ís. On the front are three hand painted marble panels that need to be restored. All three panels were originally painted a rich maroon with delicate designs of thin gold pinstriping. Over the years, over zealous cleaning and age have caused the deep maroon to fade to a light pink with some of the paint totally removed along with most of the gold pinstriping. Like most French clocks of this era, whereby love and romanticism was the theme, there is a colorful hand painted cherub in the center of the central panel that is also damaged and missing paint and would be the most difficult portion to restore. I am looking for a competent artist/conservator to undertake this restoration. If any of you know of a talented person that could do museum quality work, please provide me with contact information. Thank you. Jim Patrick
You may want to contact the National Clock Museum for conservation sources.
Thank you, George. Great idea! Iíll contact them. Jim Patrick
Jim, "OT" or not, could you post a picture ? I'd sure like to see your clock in its unrestored state I bet others would too. Sounds like a beauty!
Yes Jim Pictures are in order!
Thank you for your interest. I would love to post some pictures of it, but even set at the lowest resolution and smallest image, the pictures from my camera are still rejected by the forum. Since buying this camera, I have not been able to post any pictures from it. If you want to send me a PM, I will gladly send pictures of the clock to your e-mail. Jim Patrick
Thanks Jim !
...and perhaps someone could re-size it for the forum. <hint>
Thank you G.R. Cheshire. Great job of posting pictures of my clock. The originals donít look as good as the ones you posted. Jim Patrick
No Problem. I use GIMP (Gnu Image Manipulation Program) It is a bear to become proficient in but it can do so much more than other program's I've tried. Very nice It would look nice on my fireplace if you need a place to store it.
Not my cup of tea but it certainly is grand. Is the women sitting on an animal? A dog?
Hi Gary. It looks like it doesnít it, but no, it is a seat with animal hooves, which was the style in ancient times, just like some of our chairs and furniture these days have lionís paws feet. Jim Patrick