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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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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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Ian Wall Furniture Restoration

I provide a comprehensive restoration, repair and conservation service on all types of antique and modern furniture and wooden artifacts. I aim to provide a first class service with professional and experienced advice. My well equipped workshop has easy access to the M27 from both Southampton, Winchester and Portsmouth and I am able to offer transportation of items by arrangement. I value my reputation for reliability and punctual completion. I am an Accredited Member of the prestigious British Antique Furniture Restorers’ Association having passed the stringent assessment process in April 2008 and sit on the Executive Committee. I trained at West Dean College and passed, with Distinction, their Diploma in the Conservation and Restoration of Antique Furniture before completing a further year and achieving a Post Graduate Diploma from the University of Sussex in 2003. I then worked alongside an experienced restorer before setting up my own premises in October 2011. I share the premises with my wife who is a picture framer and can undertake all types of framing and frame restoration.

Hours of business

I am at the workshop Monday to Friday from around 09.30 am until 5.30pm. I am often there late and sometimes earlier. I am also out on site work and deliveries. It is best to ring me beforehand before calling at the workshop so I can ensure I am there.

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Stephen Cook – William J Cook & Sons

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).

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Richard Cook – William J Cook & Sons

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).

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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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Philip Hodge – Philip Hodge Antiques

Restorer, cabinet maker and gilder for over 24 years and 22 years teaching courses on a variety of wood based topics.

Free estimates within a 10 mile radius. 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.

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Clive Beardall – Clive Beardall Restorations Limited

Established over 36 years ago, we are a small firm with experienced craftsmen dealing in all aspects of the antiques trade. Our experience and advice on any item however large or small, can guide you about the value of your antiques and the cost of restoration/conservation. Clive’s work takes him across London and throughout East Anglia. Particular attention is given to the quality of service, attention to detail and authenticity of restoration and materials which has resulted in many prestigious commissions and a first class reputation. Clive’s workshop is included on the Conservation Register.

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William Pigeon – Lomas & Pigeon Ltd

Lomas was established in Chelmsford over 80 years ago and our aim is to serve our customers past and present with a PERSONAL SERVICE, SKILLED CRAFTSMANSHIP AND SOUND ADVICE including all aspects of furniture restoration and conservation, re-upholstery (traditional and modern), soft furnishings and many more skills.

You are most welcome to take advantage of this expertise, even if it is just advice you need, you will find us a willing and reliable contact. Of course you can always visit us in person (please make an appointment) or visit our website www.LomasAndPigeon.co.uk to see for yourself the work we do and standards we adhere to.  It is important to us that you have confidence in our team of highly skilled and qualified craftsmen.

 

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