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Gary Phipps – Danbury Upholsterers

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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Lenka Bashford – The Rug & Carpet Studio

The seven conservator-restorers at the Rug and Carpet Studio specialise in the preservation of antique and contemporary rugs and carpets from around the world. At their large workshops or in situ, they treat rugs and carpets from private collectors to historic properties and museums.

 

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Graham Butler – Butler and Castell

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.

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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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Sheila Landi – The Landi Company

With over 50 years’ experience, The Landi Company Ltd offers a wide range of textile conservation services for the individual client, large constitutions and anything in between. Any size of object with a textile in its construction will be considered.

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Stephen Kember – Stephen T.P. Kember Ltd

Stephen Kember has been a Specialist restorer of antique cylinder and disc musical boxes (as well as the occasional automaton) for over 30 years. As well as offering a fully guaranteed restoration service for musical boxes and mechanical antiques, the shop in Rye displays a selection of fine antique musical boxes that have been recently restored to a high professional standard and are for sale. Each machine is offered with a two year guarantee. Please call or email to discuss your purchase or restoration requirements. Trade enquiries are welcome and world wide shipping may be arranged.

As well as being a fully Accredited Specialist member of BAFRA, Stephen Kember is also a LAPADA approved service provider and an Associate member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.

Goods in trust and transit insurance is in place.

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Michael Brook – Antique Metal Conservation

Our company specializes in the conservation / restoration of Ormolu and fine Bronzes.

We are a professional team of conservators who apply the very highest museum standards to our work.

By linking the traditional skills and techniques of our master craftsmen with modern conservation ethics and procedure we provide a uniquely balanced approach to metal conservation.

We are recognized worldwide as having the greatest expertise and experience in conserving the ormolu produced by Matthew Boulton and as a consequence have had the honour of being asked by Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery to conserve many of his most important pieces including the Sidereal Clock and the Tew table which can be seen at Soho House in Handsworth Birmingham the home of Matthew Boulton.

Michael Brook is an accredited member of The British Antique Furniture Restorers Association (B.A.F.R.A) , a member of ICON and listed in the conservation register.

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