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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

Malcolm Morrisen is a highly skilled furniture restorer and fully Accredited member of BAFRA. With over 25 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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