I'm a qualified restorer with 20+ years experience, working to a professional high standard, with
informed and sympathetic approach. I attempt to offer a complete
conservation-restoration service, specialising in fine quality antique furniture and items requiring the
skills of master craftsman.
services are better suited to finer pieces requiring a high standard of
work, closer attention to details and the knowledge and materials
associated with period antiques.
Professional restoration work is time consuming and requires specialist
knowledge, skills and materials, so is 'expensive'. There is usually a
waiting time of least three to six months. If you require a basic
repair of a low value item it is unlikely to be economic to have me
take on the job.
Please note that work has been slowed down these last two years, I have a large backlog of work and may refer you elsewhere.
have always attempted to take on some local work and help with low
value/sentimental value items which involve compromises and basic
repairs, I am unually uncomfortable with these but understanding the
need to fit a budget or prolong the life of a loved item. Regretfully I
am no longer able to do this so often. Also note most other pages
of this website, and many photos, are several years out of date and may
no longer be a reflection on the services I am willing to provide.
I'll update/delete when I have time.
Conservation-Restoration - Period furniture.
Furniture restoration. London, Hertfordshire, Essex,
Traditional Upholstery. (selective work only)
polishing and traditional finishes.
Full restoration of longcase
Other aspects including high quality desk re-leathering, metalwork
supply and repair, work inclusive of: turning, carving, gilding,
inlay and so on. I have
experience, or can usually offer advice, on all aspects.