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Boulle Clock Restoration #1: Top restoration

04-02-2015 01:07 AM by Patricelejeune | 14 comments »

We were contacted by a client to restore his Boulle cartel clock. Boulle is no fun to restore, it is time consuming and quite a special. For budget reasons we are restoring his piece by stages. The clock is composed of 3 parts and each of them will be restored in 3 sessions. We will start with the top We remove the bronzes The unglued brass pieces are lifted and rubbing is made for the missing brass elements The cavities are full of oxidized glue that needs to be cleaned We apply moisture enough to bring back the fish glue to gel but not to much, as it will un-glue the shell The back of the brass needs to be cleaned also, b humidifying t...

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