Sometimes it is more about how a clock looks than if it keeps accurate time!
Careful consideration should be given, however, before you restore a clock's cabinet. If the cabinet is very old and unique, restoration may actually decrease the resale value, if it is already in reasonably good shape considering the age or it is a very rare collector piece. There is a balance between restoration and originality. Similar principles apply to antique guns and furniture.
- Stripping off old finishes
- Filling damaged areas
- Staining /Painting
- Repairing or replacing veneers
- Fitting replacement wood or inlays
- Cutting antique keys to fit original locks