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
Osterley House Stable Yard clock face and weathervane after re-gilding.
Osterley House Stable Weathervane after re-gilding.
Osterley Clock Face and hands after re-gilding
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.
Showing the re-gilded XII, I and II and the original worn gold on the XI, X. The minute band has also been re-gilded under the XII and I.
Osterley House Stable Yard weather vane prior to re-gilding of the orb, weather vane and N,S, E and W.
Osterley House weather vane showing the worn painted and gilded surface prior to re-gilding.
Osterley House Stable Yard clock face showing the numerals with very worn gold prior to re-gilding.