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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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Rodrigo Titian – Titian Studio

Watch “Titian Studio” on Vimeo: 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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Adam Price Restoration Limited

Adam has been working as a specialist wood finisher and restorer for over 26 years.

Originally trained as a French polisher,  Adam studied cabinet making, restorative cabinet making and specialist finishing under Bruce Luckhurst at both West Dene College and Bruce’s workshops in Kent.

After a six year stint in the central London workshop of Godson & Coles, Adam met his business partner, Flo Keef.  Together they have run their workshop on Lavender Hill, Battersea for the last 18 years.

Specialising in English and European furniture from the 17th, 18th and 19th Centuries, through to contemporary 20th Century and modern, Adam offers a complete conservation based restoration service.

Having worked for many leading English Antique furniture dealers both in the UK and overseas as well as private collectors and decorators, Adam has built a reputation for open collaboration with clients.  He is committed to capturing and elevating the integrity of each piece of furniture that arrives at the workshop.

Adam is a fully accredited, executive committee member of BAFRA.  All work undertaken is fully insured in monitored alarmed premises.

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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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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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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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Raymond Dudman – W Thomas Restorations Ltd (Specialist Member)

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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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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Katie Keat

Roseberry House Restoration is run by Katie Keat.

I have been  repairing and restoring furniture for over 20 years and it is my passion.  I believe that all pieces, regardless of monetary value, deserve the same attention to detail and work on both antique and modern classic furniture. I have carried out work for private members clubs, embassies and corporate clients as well as private individuals.

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