We offer a broad range of furniture restoration services. These include Antique furniture restoration, french polishing and furniture conservation. No job is too large or too small, we offer our expertise in furniture restoration to all clients and are dedicated to every detail in restoration, conservation and repair.
Whether you have water damage to a table, or fire damage to a bureau, our restoration service can help you. These include - Cabinet repairs, French polishing, Caning, Upholstery, Carving, Veneer Inlay & Marquetry, Leather desk lining, Wax Finishing, Wood turning, Hardware repair and replacement, Valuation for Probate & Insurance Modern furniture repairs, Collection & Delivery.
This case had a very hard life, with much of the veneer lifting and with sections missing. The whole case was falling apart, and at some stage someone had cut the bottom of the trunk in half so that it would fit into a room.After taking the case apart we made an inlaid marquetry mirrored copy of the inlaid panel for the front, and extended the sides using old timber. We rebuilt the base and made repairs to the hood, door and main trunk, making cross-grain mouldings and replacing missing veneers. As this clock was of museum quality, we washed and revived the case maintaining the old French polish finishing with a final wax.
This bureau had never left the family home since it was first made 160 years ago, and it had never been restored. It had hand written quotes on the internal drawers which had been written in the 19th century, and these had to be preserved and protected. Following a burglary some 80 years previously half of the drawer was broken, and three generations later the broken part was lost, so it was in desperate need of restoration. The entire piece had to be dismantled and re- glued, after replacing a large amount of missing veneers, repairing broken sections, filling cracks, and replacing drawer runners. The top section of the drawer was made using old timber, and matching old mahogany was used to blend with the original remaining front. The piece was then treated for woodworm. To complete, we washed back the entire surface then re-polished with a wax finish.
The bracket clock had been stored in the garage of a client’s parents for some 35 years. The French polish finish was totally destroyed due to damp, the rosewood had turned black, brass sections were missing, there was veneer damage to the case, and the rear door was broken. We made and replaced the missing brass inlay, and glued down the loose brass sections. Replacement matching veneer was cut in, the rear door repaired, a piece of old glass was used to replace a broken section, and a replacement key was cut. We then lightly bleached the entire piece to correct the colour, cleaned the brass, and to complete we French polished and coloured with a wax finish.
This chair had been broken, with the top bow of the chair in pieces, the rails loose, and it had water damage to the finish. After taking the chair apart, we spliced timber onto the damaged bow to make a strong joint, we then re-glued the chair. After gluing, we washed back the surface and wax finished.
This table had been left damaged for a number of years with the veneer missing, a large crack along the top, and the base wobbling. After a water leak in the owner’s house damaged the table further, they decide it needed to be repaired. The water had damaged the glue under the fine parquetry top, which had to be lifted. Once this was done we repaired the crack to the carcass, which then allowed us to re-lay the parquetry and restore it to its original splendour. We then re-glued and repaired the base, cleaned back the original wax finish, and re-waxed the whole piece to bring back the once-hidden patina.
This table had been stored in an outbuilding and was in pieces, with joints broken and the finish destroyed. After repairing the broken joints, we re-glued the base and re-jointed the tops. We coloured the table and, as this piece was to be used in a restaurant, we were asked if we could polish with a lacquer rather than French polish. We applied this by hand, and completed with a wax finish.
This piece had been purchased by the client at auction 8 years ago, and was placed in a bedroom while some building work was completed. Later, when it was to be moved out for restoration, it was realised that it could no longer go down the stairs due to the alterations to the building - so all work needed to be undertaken in the property. The sofa needed complete re-upholstery, all the framework repaired and re-glued, missing and damaged veneer replaced, and the French polish revived. The upholstery was removed and all repairs were undertaken, the surface was revived, French polished and coloured with a final wax, then the piece was re-upholstered traditionally in a fabric supplied by the client.
This sideboard had been inherited by our client and it had been used constantly for the last 45 years, which had gradually destroyed the French polish surface. We had to strip and paper the entire piece, carry out small repairs, grain fill, colour and French polish with a final wax finish.
The card table had been used weekly for the last 20 years and was in need of restoration. The top was split and cracked, and had to be dismantled and re-glued. The carcass had a vast amount of lifting veneer, and unfortunately a large quantity of this was missing. We sourced some matching rosewood veneer and replaced where it was missing .The carved feet were damaged, once again with sections missing, so we re-carved and glued the missing sections. We then re-glued the main column to stop the top wobble, and re-assembled the entire piece .The polish was revived, and re-French polished with a wax finish.
These chairs were in a desperate need of repair. All of the joints were loose, the French polish had badly deteriorated, and the upholstery was beyond saving. After removing the upholstery we took each chair apart, gluing and repairing all the joints, and washing and cleaning back the French polish. We then re-polished and finished with a final wax finish, and lastly they were re-upholstered with material of the client’s choice.
When a client tripped down the stairs this workbox helped break her fall, but unfortunately it was smashed into pieces - making it into somewhat of a jigsaw puzzle. We carefully started to glue each piece back together until we had pieces large enough to reconstruct the workbox. We took a sample of the Victorian patterned paper from the interior lining and had it reprinted, and then we re-lined the workbox, keeping the interior as original as possible. Finally, we coloured and French polished the whole piece with a final wax finish.
This table was purchased by a client in a junk shop and needed a total re-polish, because at some stage someone had polished it and blacked it in, to make it look older. The client had a modern house and they required the finish to be as modern oak. After carrying out general repairs we stripped back the polish, and then proceeded to bleach the top to remove the old ink and water marks. We then coloured and French polished the table with a final wax finish.