Barry Ansell – RD Robins (Specialist Member)

R D Robins Upholsterers specialise in furniture conservation and reupholstery.

Trusted by an illustrious list of interior designers, antique dealers and the finest stately homes and historic houses; R D Robins care and attention to every project, has seen their traditional skills in demand throughout the world.

Photo of MeBarry Ansell, Owner

Established in 1940 , R D Robins is a British-based, family business. Owner, Barry Ansell, is a second-generation upholsterer, followed by his son Tobias. After learning his craft at various London companies, Barry set up his own company at the tender age of 22, B S Ansell Upholstery. He acquired R D Robins over 30 years ago and for the last 20 years has been based in a workshop in Walthamstow. 2017 saw the company move to a purpose-built workshop overlooking green fields outside Epping, Essex.

A Specialist Member of Accredited Restorers of The British Antique Furniture Restorers’ Association (BAFRA) Barry has over 40 years’ experience in furniture conservation and oversees and ensures projects are completed to the highest standards.


To ensure that Barry Ansell can give you personal attention it is advisable for prospective clients to call for an appointment before visiting the Mews Workshop.

The Mews

39b Church HIll Road


E17 9RX

Barry Ansell – RD Robins (Specialist Member)
White Gables
Weald Bridge Road, North Weald
Epping Essex CM16 6AS
Phone: 0208 5205228
Mobile: 07768 005557
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