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Conservation

Repair

Restoration

Makers of traditional hand crafted furniture with particular expertise in antique furniture conservation,restoration and repair.

Serving the villages of South Warwickshire, North Oxfordshire and West Northamptonshire. Plus the metropolitan areas of Birmingham, Coventry, Leamington, Banbury and Northampton.

Follow the links on the left of the screen, or the active pictures, where you will find more detailed information on your area of interest.

A simplified list of the disciplines we undertake are: -

Cabinetmaking

Veneering

Marquetry

French Polishing

Turning

Carving

Traditional Upholstery

Caning

Rushing

Conservation

The conservation of furniture is our primary objective. Our aim is to stabilise a piece of furniture from deterioration and prevent any further bouts in the future.

By conserving all original material the pieces historical integrity is always maintained.  

Any item that comes to us for conservation, a full condition report is given with an assessment of any treatment that is required.

This is the foundation where any further work, such as restoration if suitable,would be built on.

Contact us to arrange an appointment to view your item and discuss your requirements, our details are set out below and on the contact page.

Restoration

We cover all aspects of furniture restoration using traditional techniques to bring your cherished family heirlooms back to life.

Aiming to preserve and retain original material and patina. Keeping all evidence of history of age, only adding new material when absolutely necessary. All materials would always be in keeping with the age of the piece and totally reversible.

Any conservation techniques are undertaken as a matter of course as being part of the restoration process.

Full discussion with the client as to the level of restoration that would be suitable to meet their needs. This is then documented and formulated into a quotation.

With all furniture in our care, ethical considerations as regards to their history and personal value are respected at all times.

Contact us to arrange an appointment to view your item and discuss your requirements, our details are set out below and on the contact page.

Repair

This discipline covers the smaller jobs that clients may feel we may not undertake.

Typically that may be a loose joint, a small area of lifting veneer or the item of furniture may just need cleaning and waxing.

The item may not be old but would still have many years of life, if repaired correctly.

As with the conservation and restoration disciplines, furniture being repaired will also receive the same level of craftsmanship.

If photographs of the damage can be e-mailed, then an estimate can be given to enable you to determine whether the repair would be justified.

Contact us to discuss your requirements, our details are set out below and on the contact page.

Upholstery

The restoration of upholstered furniture is another discipline undertaken.

The emphasis here is the use of traditional upholstery techniques and materials.

In this area we have the opportunity of bringing antiques into a contemporary setting as the choice of top cover is not detrimental to the historical element of the chair.

The upholstery discipline also encompasses the crafts of caning and rushing.

The caning on chairs is very susceptible to drying out and becomes very brittle.  Repairing and keeping the original cane is possible especially if  the chair is of importance. For the chair to become usable then replacing the cane would be required.