Antique and Modern Furniture Restoration

Restoration and Repairs

Complete Range of Antique and Modern Furniture Restored and Repolished:
For antique furniture with real provenance generally, in terms of restoration, less is more. Unnecessary work will often de-value a piece, and therefore the original patina should be retained and revived wherever possible. However often more is required due to shrinkage of timber, old glues drying out, sun or water damage and general wear and tear. Wood can be matched and replaced, blistered veneers relaid, missing veneers matched and replaced using traditional methods and glues. Modern furniture can be restored to showroom condition. From small repair jobs to complete restoration projects I can offer the perfect solution.

I have a long term working relationship with Philpotts of Hitchin and as such I can offer an inclusive upholstery service in combination with the restoration of chairs and other upholstered items.

 

To contact me or for more detailed information on the services I offer please use the linksat the top or bottom of the page.
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Above Image: Antique serpentine-fronted mahogany cabinet. Treated for woodworm. Fully repaired, including rebuilding rotten feet and repairing shrinkage splits to doors and relaying all blistered veneer work. Missing veneers matched and replaced. Stripped and completely repolished.

 

 

 

Fully restored Eavestaff 'Mini-Grand' Arts and Crafts style piano. Mouldings repaired and replaced where missing. Split panels repaired. Casework completely stripped down, limed and colourwashed to match original finish, and fully repolished. Details on mouldings and panelled scenes, which were largely missing, were researched and completely repainted to match original.

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Large antique mahogany chest-on-chest before and after complete restoration. Missing fretwork matched and replaced. Missing bracket feet made up and fitted. Stripped and French Polished with wax finish. Missing drop handles and escutcheons matched and replaced, remaining brasswork cleaned and repolished.

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