Decorative Painting & Gilding

Osterley House, re-gilding the Stables Clock Face and Weather Vane

Re-gilding the weather vane and clock face on the Stable Clock at Osterley House, London

The numerals and hands on the clock face at Osterley Stables had become very worn in places.

The brief was to retain as much of the original gold on the clock face as possible and to re-gild where necessary. Numbers IX to III, the top part of the clock face, were re-gilded along with the minute band. The colour and surface appearance of the gold had to be carefully matched to the original gilded numbers remaining on the bottom half of the clock face.

The weathervane, orb, and directional letters were all re-gilded.