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Philip Lyons

Lyons Restoration Ltd provides a professional conservation, restoration and upholstery service for furniture and wooden objects to private clients and antiques trade professionals.  We employ both traditional techniques and modern conservation practice.  Please visit our website for more information about the services we offer and to see some examples of previous projects.

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Bill Ratcliffe – Craven Conservation & Restoration Ltd

Craven Conservation Ltd provides a professional conservation and restoration service for furniture and decorative arts. We offer a wide range of skills including cabinetmaking, surface finishing, marquetry, wood turning, gilding, cane/rush seating, traditional upholstery and all general restoration work. We complete work for the general public and take on projects of all sizes. We also complete work for museums and historic house and support other conservators on larger projects when required. We focus on traditional craft skills combined with modern conservation standards and techniques.

Director, Bill Ratcliffe has many years of experience and is fully qualified. These qualifications include City & Guilds in cabinet making, upholstery and surface finishing though to a Masters Degree in the Conservation of Historic Objects. Work is completed from a professional well equipped secure workshop in Newmarket, Suffolk.

We operate by appointment only so please contact us to discuss your requirements and we will do all we can to help and advise with your project, however big or small.

 

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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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Simon Paterson – Paterson Restorations Ltd

At Paterson Restorations Ltd, I apply my personal skill and attention to detail to create a high quality conservation and restoration service.

I specialise in the restoration of Boulle, Marquetry, Fretwork and other intricate detailing.

 

Working in materials such as ebony, horn, bone, tortoiseshell, ivory and ivorine, I extensive experience of working on rare and valuable antique furniture and collections.

I feel that the restoration of antiques is ecologically sound.  Preserving our inheritance for future generations and care for the environment are important aims of this workshop.

                         

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Robert Pye – Robert Pye Antiques Restoration

Robert Pye trained at Rycotewood College for two years and then worked as a Cabinet Maker in the New Forest until 1993.

After taking an intensive antique furniture restoration course at West Dean College, West Sussex, he gained a British Antique Dealers Association Diploma in the Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture.

After finishing the course he started work for a BAFRA restorer where he remained for some five years. Since then he has worked for three other established restorers, two in the Cotswolds area and one in London.

Robert Pye is a Full Accredited Member of BAFRA, the British Antique Furniture Restorers’ Association and a Fellow of the Institute of Carpenters (FIOC).

In 2001 he set up Pye Antiques Restoration.

Pye Antiques Restoration is a small family business, using traditional methods and materials. Our constant aim is to provide excellence in all areas of antique furniture restoration and conservation.

We are experts in the repair, restoration, preservation and conservation of all types of antique and fine period furniture.

Our workshop is in the South West of England although we have worked on pieces throughout the UK. Predominantly however we work on pieces from Somerset, Dorset, Devon, Wiltshire, and we make regular trips to London. We do offer a collection and delivery service so please contact us to find what services we can offer you.

Do you have a piece of antique furniture or a family heirloom that is in need of attention? Let us lovingly restore it back to its original beauty so it can be cherished and receive the admiration that its craftsmanship deserves.

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Clive Payne – Clive Payne Restoration

Established in 1986 and set in the heart of the Cotswolds, Clive Payne and his small team of highly skilled craftsmen have worked with some of the country’s finest houses, museums, antique dealers and collectors of period antiques, offering a full conservation and restoration service on all periods of furniture, specialising in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Services offered include conservation work, restoration of period furniture, replacement period looking glass (mirrors), lock and key restoration, traditional upholstery etc. using only the finest materials and many other services related to period antique furniture all carried out to the highest standards.

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Richard Higgins

Richard Higgins Conservation Ltd employs a significant team of specialist conservator/restorers to enable the finest scholarly work to be carried out in-house to all aspects of fine furniture, clocks, automata and objet d’art.

Catering for private collectors, the major antique galleries, national museums and heritage organisations throughout the UK, Europe, USA, Russia and China.

We carry out all aspects of specialist work to large scale musical automata clocks, both made in England for Eastern markets and those made in China, singing bird boxes and all complex automata.

Musical work to clocks, organs and where incorporated within automata are a speciality.

We are set up to carry out mercury fire gilding and have full engraving and chasing services on any scale whether for ormolu mounts, clock dials or the finest objet de virtue.

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Roderick Larwood Fine Antique Furniture Restoration & Conservation

Rod Larwood has a well-established business with a wealth of experience in a vast range of period furniture from 17th century up to the 1940’s. He trained as a cabinet maker and worked at a small restoration workshop in mid Norfolk prior to studying Furniture Restoration & Conservation at West Dean College in Sussex. Rod established his own workshop thereafter in 1983.

Rod has a diverse range of customers – private, corporate and antique dealers, all enquires are welcome. Please visit our website for more information.

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Philip Hodge – Philip Hodge Antiques

Restorer, cabinet maker and gilder and skills tutor for more than quarter of a century.  Working at the bench on cabinet repairs and finishing as well as teaching short courses on a variety of wood-based topics in both my own workshop and for The Weald & Downland Museum – see my website for details.

Free estimates within a reasonable distance except for insurance work.

Can collect and deliver.

No VAT

You are guaranteed a professional service to the highest standards.

 

 

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John Carr – Charles Perry Restorations Ltd.

Charles Perry Restorations Ltd are Royal Warrant Holders to HRH The Prince of Wales Antique Furniture Restorers.

Our skills cover furniture and objects from all periods and countries. These skills include cabinet repairs, veneer loss replacement, hand polishing and waxing, traditional upholstery, carving and gilding, boulle and ormolu to name but a few.

Charles Perry Restorations are conservators and restorers of antique furniture and objects from all periods and countries. We are able to provide restoration services including cabinet repairs, veneer loss replacement, hand polishing and waxing, traditional upholstery, carving and gilding, boulle and ormolu, to name but a few.

Our workshop is located on the Earl and Countess of Verulam’s Estate on the outskirts of the historic Roman city of St Albans, and only 40 minutes’ drive from central London. Our skilled staff have such qualifications as the British Antique Dealers’ Association, West Dean College Diploma, the London College of Furniture City and Guilds Certificate, and BAFRA membership. All clients receive personal attention and each project is given a written restoration programme. We are also listed on the Institute for Conservation register (ICON). Notable commissions include post-fire damage restoration at Windsor Castle and Hampton Court. We have over 40-years association with Christie’s of London.

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Tony Vernon

I have worked as self employed Antique Furniture Restorer and Conservator in Topsham since 1976

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On graduating from Sussex University I learnt my basic craft skills in the Production Departments of Theatre Companies. I developed these basic skills by joining a long established Company for 5 years which focused on the restoration and conservation of woodwork in Churches and on architectural joinery: older and more experienced craftsmen passed on their skills and techniques to my benefit.

My range of skills is extensive and includes:

    • Cabinet making
    • Surface Cleaning
    • French polishing
    • Wax Polishing
    • Gilding
    • Veneering
    • Inlay and Banding
    • Marquetry and Parquetry
    • Carving
    • Turning
    • Boulle
    • Metal and Lock repairs
  • Upholstering

I define antiques as of value to the owner and I take the same care and concern regardless of its financial value in the marketplace.

However, I consider I have a responsibility to ensure furniture is restored to maximise its value and longevity as I am aware of the long term costs and difficulties to the customer when furniture has been restored badly.

I am an accredited member of the British Antique Furniture Restorers’ Association (BAFRA) which is the only association of highly skilled and experienced restorers in the United Kingdom. Each prospective member is visited and personally vetted and assessed for their knowledge, skill and integrity.

I am also a member of:

  • the UK Institute for Conservation
  • the International Institute for Conservation
  • the Regional Furniture Society
  • the Conservation Unit of the Museum and Galleries Commission

My clients include private individuals, auction houses, museums, local authorities, insurance companies and the National Trust.

I am very happy to show customers around my workshop and provide examples of work I have done as I am only too aware that my customers need to know their furniture is in safe hands.

 

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