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BAFRA AGM ANNOUNCED!

BAFRA is pleased to confirm that this year’s AGM is to be held on Friday 11th October 2019 at the beautiful Harewood House near Leeds, West Yorkshire.  Celebrating 40 years of BAFRA, it promises to be a special day so please put the date in your diary.  Keep checking back on our website for further […]

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Restoration of a Warwick Trading Company Bioscope with reproduction external magazine

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CAMERA The camera is a Warwick Trading Company Bioscope made C.1900 It has external magazines which were soon updated to be internal on newer cameras as that gave more protection. The lens was a still camera type lens before lenses were made specifically for Kine Cameras. The Warwick Trading Company’s Joseph […]

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Marquetry Mouldings by Richard Higgins

There is a small group of very fine late 17th century bracket clocks by various important makers that used cases made by a 1 or more closely linked Huguenot makers. Arguably they could have all come from the same workshop or indeed even from the same maker. They follow very much the form of case […]

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Restoration of a walnut What-Not

What-nots The What-not is essentially a set of shelves supported by corner posts or side columns and on castors to make it mobile. It seems to have appeared towards the late 18th century and gained popularity during the Victorian era for displaying a variety of ornaments, objects, curiosities, books and papers. They were usually constructed […]

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Hugh Haley, BAFRA Accredited member, nominated for award

BAFRA Accredited member, Hugh Haley has been nominated for an award in The Heritage Angel Awards. The Heritage Angel Awards celebrate the efforts of people taking action to champion their local heritage. The awards were founded by Andrew Lloyd Webber in 2011 and are co-funded by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation. This year Wales is […]

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Restoration Report for the Grand masters Throne and a pair of Wardens chairs

Restoration Report for the grand masters throne and a pair of wardens chairs property of the Uniyed Grand Lodge of England by Ray Dudman   The report was prepared by Ray Dudman, an Accredited member of BAFRA Raymond Dudman – W Thomas Restorations Ltd – Carving & Gilding Specialist  

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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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The Routine Care of Historic Furniture and Fixed Woodwork in Churches Advice Note prepared by the Regional Furniture Society in association with BAFRA (British Antique Furniture Restorers’ Association) and The Churches Conservation Trust, January 2009.

The Routine Care of Historic Furniture and Fixed

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RESTORATION REPORT FOR THE GRAND MASTER’S THRONE AND A PAIR OF WARDEN’S CHAIRS PROPERTY OFTHE UNITED GRAND LODGE OF ENGLAND By Ray Dudman a BAFRA Accredited Member

Restoration Report for the grand masters throne and a pair of wardens chairs property of the Uniyed Grand Lodge of England by Ray Dudman   Raymond Dudman – W Thomas Restorations Ltd – Carving & Gilding Specialist

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