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Stephen McDonnell

I offer an all round service in the restoration and conservation of antique furniture.

My services include all traditional finishes, cabinet repairs, conservation of damaged and decaying timbers in furniture and architectural woodwork.

I have over twenty years experience in this field and an appreciation of the make up and history of fine period furniture.

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Rodrigo Titian – 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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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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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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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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Clive Beardall – Clive Beardall Restorations Limited

Established over 34 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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Malcolm Morrisen

Malcolm Morrisen is a highly skilled furniture restorer and fully Accredited member of BAFRA. With nearly 20 years of experience, we carry out all forms of restoration and conservation work across the South of England. We pride ourselves on our work and the advice that we provide our customers.

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