All aspects of furniture restoration are undertaken. Gaining a BA(Hons) degree in 1997, following with valuable experience in the trade and more recently becoming an accredited member of The British Antique Furniture Restorers' Association, I work to a high standard, applying traditional techniques along with a sympathetic approach. Generally all work is carried out by myself.

Fine quality pieces of all periods are treated with the appropriate balance of conservation and restoration, but I am equally happy to undertake work to  any item providing I feel I can give a quality service which meets the requirements. From simple repairs to your modern dining chair to substantial work to fine period walnut furniture.

 

A demonstration of cabinet making skills:

Customers frequently underestimate what can be achieved in terms of quality and competency, It is often required  to replicate the skills of the original craftsperson who made the piece, and of course  replicate age/patina when necessary. To demonstrate this, here is a complete case I made for an 8 Day twin fusee movement. Early 19th century style 'chamfer top' case, made using period techniques, old timbers, and suitably reproduced brass fittings.

This case is not intended to deceive but to illustrate some skills used in restoration and of course provide a suitable case for a period movement. In contrast to this example, Conservation work concentrates on original material being preserved, but generally most projects involve a balance of Restoration & Conservation.

 

 

 

A Triptych Reredos from Hockerill college chapel

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BAFRA conservation award 2010, 'Best spread of skills' award

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Gallery of restored furniture