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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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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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.
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.
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.
Antique Furniture restoration and conservation Birmingham West Midlands
Based in Barnt Green Birmingham, Barnt Green Antiques specialise in the restoration and conservation of antique furniture by qualified craftsmen. Established since 1977, we are a family run business offering, a friendly, reliable and competitively priced antique restoration and conservation service.
We cover all aspects of furniture restoration including;
- French Polishing
- Wax Finishing
- Antique Clocks
- Veneer and Inlay Specialists
- Collection and Delivery
- Insurance Work
- Desk Leathers
- Repair of Modern Furniture
We also buy and sell furniture. To view a small selection of furniture items currently for sale please visit our items for sale page. To discuss any furniture restoration or items of furniture you are looking to buy or sell:
Please contact Phil Slater on 0121 445 4942.
W.J Cook & Sons Antique Restorations was established by Bill Cook in 1962 and his reputation for outstanding quality of work quickly spread. Since those early days clients have included our own Royal Household, Foreign Royalty, the Government, museums, leading collectors, dealers and private individuals.
Whilst still retaining a London workshop, the business is now based in Marlborough, Wiltshire. With the cabinet making, machine and polishing shops, few other restorers are able to match our facilities. After training at the London College of Furniture, Bill Cook’s three sons are now actively involved in the business and their own children are being encouraged to pick up the tools with a view to taking the family tradition to a third generation.
The services carried out are many and include cabinet making, gilding, carving, polishing, lock repairs, leathering and upholstery. Also undertaken is an on-site waxing service in which restorers will visit your home and professionally wax all the furniture in your collection. Being a true family business means that every restoration commission undertaken is done so with great care as the name Cook has become associated with quality of workmanship and courteous service. An extensive in-house library, over fifty years’ experience at the highest level and access to furniture archives ensures that any restoration carried out is true to every detail. Indeed, we have recently written what is considered to be the definitive book on the subject of antique restoration. With over one thousand photographs it covers every aspect of the subject.
Virtually all of the restoration work is still carried out using eighteenth and nineteenth century tools, indeed even some of the machine tools on the premises are antique and our band saw was used in the construction of the panelling for the Queen Mary.
The importance of having furniture restoration carried out by our competent, qualified craftsmen cannot be stressed enough, for once a piece has been badly restored and the surface and patination spoilt by over zealous cleaning, the damage cannot be rectified. It is for this reason that one should always seek a restorers who is a member of The British Antique Furniture Restorers’ Association (BAFRA).
Established in 1961 we restore and conserve all types of quality furniture. Visit our website at www.malvernstudios.co.uk and double click on the google tour to see more!
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.
Fax: 01636 893306
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.
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.
Butler and Castell has over 80 years experience in conservation and restoration for both UK and overseas customers. We are associated with a number of London and New York’s most prestigious antique dealers and collectors offering the highest quality of service.
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.
You are guaranteed a professional service to the highest standards.
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.