Lili graduated from university with a Bachelor's Degree in fine art. Her skills and appreciation for technicality transfer from the bench to the drafting table. Interestingly enough, restoring the dial of a clock takes just as much diligence and patience as restoring the mechanism. The detail in the draughtsmanship and the demands of applying gold leaf adhere to rules, much like the mechanism does. Lili specializes in older hand painted dials and custom scenes. This makes her service a one-stop-shop for the complete restoration of your clock.

 

Do not hesitate to call or email with a question about your dial, as every dial is completely different. Antiques should be appreciated for their unique qualities. The patina and minor damage is thought by most collectors to be the charm of the antique, so the level of restoration desired by the client will be respected.

 

DECORATIVE

Samantha Terry Wooden Dial
Samantha Terry Wooden Dial

Dial was cracked down the center. Obvious loss occurred as well as warping.

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Restored Samantha Terry Dial
Restored Samantha Terry Dial

Milk paint, India ink, oil paints, and gold leaf were applied after the wood was glued and shaped.

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Custom Rocking Ship Scene
Custom Rocking Ship Scene

This scene was designed for a custom clock for a client. The ship is attached to the verge and it rocks back and forth with each tick of the clock. Painted with oil paint.

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Back Plate and Rocking Ship x 6
Back Plate and Rocking Ship x 6

Six scenes for six custom clocks.

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Wooden Dial Pre-Gold Leafing
Wooden Dial Pre-Gold Leafing

This dial is at an intermediate stage where the numerals have been painted, but the gold leaf has not yet been applied.

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Wooden Dial Post Gold Leafing
Wooden Dial Post Gold Leafing
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Custom Moon Dial
Custom Moon Dial

Moon dial painted with oil paints.

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Custom Moondial In Place
Custom Moondial In Place

This moon dial belonged to an 1800s English Tallcase clock. There was not enough left of the original image, so the moon was custom designed.

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Repainted Seth Thomas Carriage Clock
Repainted Seth Thomas Carriage Clock

Latex White paint, India ink, wash of oil paint.

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