The Pieter Kroese, Amsterdam, Longcase clock conservation project
The Pieter Kroese, Amsterdam, Longcase clock was badly damaged in a fire prior to its recent sale in an auction in the UK in late 2013.
The buyer was a Dublin-based connoisseur and the conservation work will be undertaken by Nigel Barnes at www.oldclocks.ie with the help of a couple of undergraduates from the Finnish University of Applied Science at Kouvola.
The clock arrived in Dublin in two large boxes and was brought to Nigel’s workshop in mid-February.
The items were removed from the packaging and photographed over the next few days: The students commenced the conservation project on 21st March.
The hood is is most fire-damaged part while the base has suffered only superficial scorching.
The dial and movement sustained relatively light scorching of the paints and lacquers