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Strawberry Hill House Tour – Wednesday 21st November 2018

The magnificent collection of paintings, sculptures, furniture and curiosities created by Horace Walpole for his celebrated Gothic villa at Strawberry Hill, which was later dispersed all over the world in the famous sale of the century in 1842, will be reassembled for the once-in-a-lifetime exhibition Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill: Masterpieces from Horace Warpole’s Collection.  […]

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Situations Vacant

Situations Vacant Vincent Reed Ltd: Leading Experts in the Conservation and Restoration of Historic Woodwork. Positions available: All levels of experience considered: Unskilled, Semi-skilled and Experienced Vincent Reed specialises in the use of traditional methods and materials to restore exterior and interior woodwork, architectural joinery and precious antique furniture. Favoured specialist with English Heritage, The […]

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Clock Study Day – Book your place now!

The next BAFRA training day will be devoted to the conservation, restoration and care of clocks. It will be a very much “hands on” day and will take place at Richard Higgins’ workshops near Shrewsbury in Shropshire on Saturday 15th September 2018 starting at 10.30 am and finishing around 5pm latest (please bring lunch with […]

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BAFRA Welcomes New Accredited Member Bill Ratcliffe!

BAFRA is pleased to report another new accredited member. Bill Ratcliffe of Craven Conservation Ltd is based in Newmarket, Suffolk. Director, Bill Ratcliffe has many years of experience with qualifications include City & Guilds in cabinet making, upholstery and surface finishing though to a Masters Degree in the Conservation of Historic Objects. https://cravenconservation.co.uk/

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Frederick Parker Collection Study Day – Thursday 14th June 2018

                                  Dr. John Cross and Christopher Claxton Stevens will be our hosts for the BAFRA Study Day at the Frederick Parker Chair Collection, housed at the London Metropolitan University’s Archives and Special Collections Gallery, Old Castle Street, London E1. The study day will give delegates the rare opportunity to tour […]

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Furniture Restorer Required

We are seeking an additional highly skilled and experienced restorer with a passion for excellence to work on a wide range of high quality furniture, clock cases and objets d’arts. Beautiful rural location with spacious, light and very well equipped workshops and studio in the Midlands.  Highest salary paid for appropriate skillset and experience. For further details or […]

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Horologist Required

We are seeking a further highly skilled, experienced, knowledgeable and enthusiastic horologist to join our team of horologists, cabinet makers and engraver.  The spacious, extremely well equipped workshops and studios which are situated in an idyllic rural setting provide a comprehensive and scholarly service for all aspects of clock movement, dial and case restoration as […]

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Antiques for Everyone Spring Fair

Antiques for Everyone Spring Fair | 5 – 8 April 2018 | NEC, Birmingham Antiques for Everyone returns this April for its spring fair on 5 – 8 April at Birmingham’s iconic NEC. A special invitation to attend the above fair has again been extended to BAFRA members. Established as the largest vetted art, antiques […]

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BAFRA Chippendale Study Day – Thursday 17th May 2018

BAFRA – Chippendale Study Day – Thursday 17th May 2018 10.00am to 16.30pm  Leeds Museum and Temple Newsam House BAFRA will be holding an exclusive event to join in with the celebration of 300 years of Thomas Chippendale. Our study day on Thursday 17th May 2018 will be hosted by renowned experts Dr Adam Bowett […]

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Atara makes the Grade!

Congratulations to Atara Aberman on attaining BAFRA Graduate Member status. We caught up with Atara at her North London workshop to find out about her and her assessment. After successful careers in IT and child care, Atara wanted to move her career in a more creative direction.     An Open University degree in Art and Literature […]

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BAFRA Colouring Clinic – Saturday 4th November 2017

BAFRA are pleased to confirm their next training day will be held by Jim Broughton and his colleague Mark Pargeter of “Alexander George Fine Antique Furniture Ltd” on the 4th November 2017 Following on from their previously well attended colouring days, accredited member Jim and Mark will be holding a “Colouring Clinic” at their workshops […]

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Konig Repair Course – Part 2 Saturday 23rd November 2017

The course will cover repairs to lacquer as well as queries regarding surfaces brought in by attendees.  For anyone who has experience of using this system it will allow questions to be raised about any problems to the course trainer, Richard Iles. Course runs 9.00am to 4.00pm.  Lunch will be provided. Costs are £50 to […]

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GILDED FRAME RESTORATION DAY – 23rd September 2017

The gilding workshop day will run from 9.30am – 4pm on Saturday 23rd September 2017. The workshop will held at Rodrigo’s studio at Titian Studio, 65 Jeddo Road, London, W12 9ED.  Lunch will not be provided so please bring your own. The day will incorporate basic frame restoration and touching on more complex mould making […]

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BAFRA AGM Thursday 5th October 2017

We are pleased to confirm that this year’s AGM will be held on Thursday 5th October 2017 at Godinton House in Ashford, Kent. The day will include a guided tour of Godinton House and its fine furniture. Full AGM paperwork will be mailed out to all members but further details can be obtained from Head […]

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New BAFRA Training Day Announced!!

BAFRA is pleased to announce the following training day: The Repair of Modern Furniture Using Konig Materials It will be held on Monday 5th September 2016 at: W S Services Ptarmigan Place Attleborough Fields Ind Estate Nuneaton CV11 6RX Starting at 9.00am and finishing around 4.30pm the day’s agenda is as follows: INTRODUCTION: – Refreshments with […]

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Successful Colouring Day!!!!

The BAFRA colouring day held at the workshop of Jim Broughton (Broughton Restorations) was a great success.  His colleague Mark Pargeter was also on hand to help out with the practical demonstrations. We had, in total, ten keen attendees – some experienced BAFRA members and general public with less colouring experience (one of whom joined BAFRA […]

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Bafra AGM – Friday 23rd October 2015

UPDATE:  All paperwork for the AGM has now been emailed to all BAFRA members.  If you have not received yours or, as a member of the public, would like to attend the lecture by Adam Bowett, please contact Head Office on 01939 210826 or email [email protected] Bafra are pleased to confirm that this year’s AGM […]

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Robert Adam and Neo-Classical-Inspired Furniture

Short courses at Madingley Hall The Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) offers short and part-time courses for adults of all ages, taught by Cambridge experts. It is based at Madingley Hall, a beautiful 16th century manor house in the tranquil village of Madingley, near Cambridge. The weekend programme runs all year round. Courses typically last […]

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Furniture Study Days

18 people attended the furniture study days held at Godinton House, Ashford, Kent.  Christopher Claxton-Stevens and Bruce Luckhurst guided the students round what is a most interesting collection of country house furniture dating from the early 17th Century to the 1930s.  Students had unprecedented access to the collection due to the generosity of the administrators […]

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Historic Buildings, Parks & Gardens 2015

Bafra are pleased to confirm their attendance at The Historic Buildings, Parks and Gardens Event 2015 at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1 on Tuesday 17th November 2015.  Please do come and see us on Stand G65

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