Store Categories Archives: Architectural Woodwork

Stephen McDonnell

I offer an all round service in the restoration and conservation of antique furniture.

My services include all traditional finishes, cabinet repairs, conservation of damaged and decaying timbers in furniture and architectural woodwork.

I have over twenty years experience in this field and an appreciation of the make up and history of fine period furniture.

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Ian Wall Furniture Restoration

I provide a comprehensive restoration, repair and conservation service on all types of antique and modern furniture and wooden artifacts. I aim to provide a first class service with professional and experienced advice. My well equipped workshop has easy access to the M27 from both Southampton, Winchester and Portsmouth and I am able to offer transportation of items by arrangement. I value my reputation for reliability and punctual completion. I am an Accredited Member of the prestigious British Antique Furniture Restorers’ Association having passed the stringent assessment process in April 2008 and sit on the Executive Committee. I trained at West Dean College and passed, with Distinction, their Diploma in the Conservation and Restoration of Antique Furniture before completing a further year and achieving a Post Graduate Diploma from the University of Sussex in 2003. I then worked alongside an experienced restorer before setting up my own premises in October 2011. I share the premises with my wife who is a picture framer and can undertake all types of framing and frame restoration.

Hours of business

I am at the workshop Monday to Friday from around 09.30 am until 5.30pm. I am often there late and sometimes earlier. I am also out on site work and deliveries. It is best to ring me beforehand before calling at the workshop so I can ensure I am there.

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James Broughton – Alexander George Fine Furniture Ltd

James Broughton – Alexander George Fine Antique Furniture Ltd

With over thirty five years’ experience, Jim Broughton provides a complete restoration and conservation service to private collectors, country houses and antique dealers. Jim specialises in Walnut, Kingwood and Olive wood case furniture and clock cases from the last quarter of the 17th and first quarter of the 18th centuries but works with all woods from all periods.

Jim had the privilege to be involved in an in depth research program looking into the “Origins of Early English Veneered Furniture”, which took him to many of the finest stately homes, palaces and museums, both here and abroad. The research was published in the “Furniture History Society” journal in the autumn of 2014. As well as the restoration/conservation service, Jim’s company – Alexander George Antiques – offers select pieces of fine antique furniture for sale which are sourced, researched and conserved by Jim and his team of highly experienced Restorers and Conservators. If you wish to view our collection or discuss a conservation/restoration project, please telephone to make an appointment. All enquiries are welcomed.

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Rodrigo Titian – Titian Studio

Titian Studios has been a family run business since Rodrigo’s father started trading in 1963 and has been in Rodrigo’s care along with his wife Rosaria, who specialises in painted and decorated surfaces, lacquer and japanning, since 1986. Rodrigo was brought up with the restoration business and all through childhood he frequented the workshops. He first learnt how to gild at the age of 14 by his father and attended his apprenticeship at the age of 16 with Fernandes & Marche Gilders and Fine Furniture restorers and runs regular gilding courses at his London studio.

He has been an accredited member of the prestigious British Antique Furniture Restorers Association since 1986 and was vetted by John Kitchin MBE (then head of furniture and conservation at the V&A.). He also sits on the Executive Committee. He has co-written a book with his wife “Gilding and Lacquering” and has appeared on BBC2 for an Arts and crafts restoration programme, and also on BBC2 for a programme on the restoration of Kew Palace where he was heavily involved with the making and fine decorating of a number of pieces currently on public display.

His most recent filming was for a BBC2 programme called Restoration Roadshow, a 20 show series, which was screened in late summer of 2010 and was watched by an average audience of just short of 2 million people.

Rodrigo has many prestigious clients, ranging from Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace, the Queens House Greenwich, Kew Palace, Spencer House and Historical Royal Palaces, through to the cream of antique dealers, and many Top Interior Designers. His residential client list is also very extensive along with an array of celebrity clients and he and his team are fortunate enough to look after many private collections.

His most recent projects, include the completion of the restoration/conservation of ceiling panels painted by the Architect William Burgess (in 1880) in Tower House, Holland Park, Kensington, and the restoration of the gilding of the Prince Albert Memorial statue in Kensington Gardens. References supplied upon request.

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Andy Blundell

Andy Blundell has worked for thirty years at the highest level in the Antique & Restoration industry and is highly skilled in all areas of furniture conservation.

Andy and his small team work on all styles and periods of furniture from sixteenth century oak, Georgian Walnut and Mahogany, to Victorian, Arts and Crafts and right up to twenty century design. A complete service is provided covering such skills like cabinet making, wood carving, wood turning, veneer repairs and reveneering, the conservation of wood finishes also French polishing and lacquer work.

With a friendly and approachable manner Andy will ensure that you are given the right advice on the particular job you may have, be it large or small and within your price range. Free Quotes are available on request.

 

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Timothy Phelps – T L Phelps Fine Furniture Restoration

Tim Phelps and team offer specialist restoration and conservation services for all period and modern furniture and historic interiors’ woodwork across the North of England; all insurance work; great stock of period old surface timbers.

Established 1984

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Raymond Dudman – W Thomas Restorations Ltd – Carving & Gilding Specialist

W Thomas Restorations has nearly 100 years of expertise in the restoration and conservation of wood carving and gilding.

Ray Dudman, Managing Director, is an Accredited Member of ICON and the company holds a Royal Warrant from Her Majesty the Queen.

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