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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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Gary Phipps – Danbury Upholsterers (Specialist Member)

The company was founded by Gary Phipps in 1987 and we now have an experienced team including some committed young people to provide a traditional upholstery service.  From some of our favourite restoration projects, we also make new furniture, upholstered using traditional methods and fillings under our Harvey Brown brand.

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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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Martin Burgoyne – Heartwood Restoration

By appointment only.

We specialise in the restoration of fine furniture. Traditional methods and materials are used and we endeavour to provide the highest levels of craftsmanship, retaining the authenticity of your furniture. We undertake a wide variety of cabinet repairs, along with gilding restoration, re-caning, providing replacement leathers and keys.

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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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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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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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Barry Ansell – RD Robins (Specialist Member)

R D Robins Upholsterers specialise in furniture conservation and reupholstery.

Trusted by an illustrious list of interior designers, antique dealers and the finest stately homes and historic houses; R D Robins care and attention to every project, has seen their traditional skills in demand throughout the world.

Photo of MeBarry Ansell, Owner

Established in 1940 , R D Robins is a British-based, family business. Owner, Barry Ansell, is a second-generation upholsterer, followed by his son Tobias. After learning his craft at various London companies, Barry set up his own company at the tender age of 22, B S Ansell Upholstery. He acquired R D Robins over 30 years ago and for the last 20 years has been based in a workshop in Walthamstow. 2017 saw the company move to a purpose-built workshop overlooking green fields outside Epping, Essex.

A Specialist Member of Accredited Restorers of The British Antique Furniture Restorers’ Association (BAFRA) Barry has over 40 years’ experience in furniture conservation and oversees and ensures projects are completed to the highest standards.

 

To ensure that Barry Ansell can give you personal attention it is advisable for prospective clients to call for an appointment before visiting the Mews Workshop.

The Mews

39b Church HIll Road

London

E17 9RX

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Mark Beddows – Allen Conservation & Restoration

Furniture and Artefacts

Allen Conservation and Restoration Ltd specialise in the conservation and restoration of fine Antique Furniture and Artefacts.

Established for over 30 years, we offer a comprehensive service across the North of England for all aspects involved in the care of furniture, be it Antique, Vintage or Contemporary.

Utilising traditional methods of application combined with materials suited to age, we maintain the integrity of the subject piece, thus enabling your treasured possessions to have a well cared for appearance whilst ensuring longevity for future generations to enjoy.

We are also highly skilled at employing traditional skills to make bespoke furniture to meet the customer’s individual taste and requirements.

Please contact us to discuss

Our services are wide ranging, a small example includes:

  • Traditional French polishing
  • Modern finishing
  • Upholstery using Traditional methods and materials
  • Modern upholstery
  • Furniture repairs
  • Leather desk linings
  • Clock cases and movements

Allen conservation and restoration is a family run business that has been established over 30 years. We offer a full Restoration and Conservation service to all aspects of both Antique furniture and Artefacts.

Situated on a wharf of the Marple to Macclesfield Canal our workshop is a converted rope works originally manufacturing ropes for the canal system.

Located in New Mills, High Peak we are on the edge of the Peak District National Park and offer our services across the North West area, typically working in south Manchester, Cheshire and Derbyshire.

We have been providing a service to private customers, the Antique Trade, Museums and Galleries and private collections for over 3 decades. We are long standing members of BAFRA (British Antique Furniture Restorers Association), The Museum and Galleries Commission and the Institute for Conservation.

We specialise in traditional restoration, finishing and upholstery techniques and have a profound knowledge of traditional methods and materials applied to the conservation and restoration of Antiques.

Wherever possible, only materials originally appertaining to the initial conception and age to the piece are used, utilizing our stock of period timber, veneers and original fixtures and fitting.

Upon contact with us, we will arrange a visit at a mutually convenient time. We will assess your item and recommend a plan of action needed to remedy the situation. If required a written report and quotation will be forwarded on to you within the next couple of days.

All items in our possession, either in transit or in the workshop, are fully insured within our Fine Arts Insurance cover.

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Ludovic Potts – Ludovic Potts Restoration

“I have been going to Ludovic Potts for furniture and other repairs and restorations for almost 20 years. I went first after seeking recommendations. Ludovic’s name repeatedly came up, I wouldn’t now go to anyone else, for all kinds of reasons. He knows what he is talking about; he has a wide-ranging expertise and is always honest about the options for any individual piece – and he can be refreshingly frank about what is not worth doing. I have always been impressed by the quality of the work, the precise attention to detail and the traditional craft methods he uses.  One of his first jobs for us was the restoration of a nice, if not particularly special, Victorian chaise longue.  After well over fifteen years of rough treatment it still looks and feels good. It is always a pleasure dealing with Ludovic, and he makes the whole process flexible and trouble free – from first contact to final delivery.”

Testimonial from  Mary Beard, Newnham College, Cambridge        

 

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Malcolm Morrisen

I am a highly skilled furniture restorer and fully Accredited member of BAFRA with over 25 years of experience.  I am based on the Berkshire/Oxfordshire borders and carry our all forms of restoration and conservation across the South of England.

I offer bespoke restoration for antique and modern furniture including cabinet work, veneering and French polishing.  Listening to customers and advising the best way forward, I can sympathetically transform your old or damaged furniture back to its original beauty and revive its traditional appearance.  I pride myself on my work and the advice that I provide to my customers.

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