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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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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.

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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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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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James Broughton of “Alexander George Fine Antiques Ltd”, appointed Chairman of British Antique Furniture Restorers Association (BAFRA) at this year’s A.G.M. at Godinton House, 5th October 2017

James, a BAFRA accredited conservator with over 35 years experience working at the highest levels of the antique trade, has served on the Executive Committee for the last four years in the position of “Events organiser” James is a partner of “Alexander George Fine Antiques Ltd” Along with his business partner Mark Pargeter, they run […]

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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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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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BAFRA Logo now a protected trade mark

The BAFRA logo is now protected as a Trade Mark with the Intellectual Property Office. It is covered under Class 35:The provision of business and other services for members and the promotion of public awareness of the Association and Class 37: Antique furniture repair, conservation and restoration services. The mark is a Collective Trade Mark. […]

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BAFRA at the Winter Decorative and Antiques Fair in Battersea Park 2016

Between 27th September and 2nd October 2016 BAFRA was represented by various members at their stand within the Decorative and Antiques fair of 2016.  It is important to note that whilst BAFRA was primarily created to safeguard the interests of buyers and owners of antiques and the antique trade most members are able to also […]

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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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Adam Price of Adam Price Restoration achieves BAFRA Accreditation

BAFRA is pleased to confirm that Accreditation has been granted to Adam Price of Adam Price Restoration Limited. Adam has been working as a specialist wood finisher and restorer for 25 years. Originally trained as a French polisher, Adam studied cabinet making, restorative cabinet making and specialist finishing under Bruce Luckhurst at both West Dene […]

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BAFRA is pleased to announce two more confirmed training days: Upholstery Day at The School of Stuff in London Saturday 5th March 2016 and A Colouring Clinic at the studios of Jim Broughton/Mark Pargeter in Oxfordshire Saturday 23rd April 2016 Both days are free to Accredited Members, all other membership categories are just £10 with […]

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THE HISTORIC BUILDINGS PARKS & GARDENS EVENT 2015 Venue: The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre Broad Sanctuary, Westminster London SW1P 3EE Tuesday 17th November 2015 9.00AM – 5.00PM We would like to invite you to attend The 2015 Event Free of Charge. Held annually for over 30 years, this major heritage conservation day has evolved […]

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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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