The chairs were in a poor state with nearly all the joints detached or broken. They were all repaired. The table was marked and the lacquer surface worn. This was stripped. The table and chairs were the re-lacquered. The client left the following 5* review on google. I was so very fortunate to discover Ian […]
The table had once been extending but the mechanism removed and the underside of the table extensively reinforced. The top had been refinished using a pigmented emulsion and then polishing over. I would assume this was to produce a dark mahogany effect with minimal effort but it hid the grain and figuring of the timber. […]
This was recovered from a garage after lying in disuse for some time. The table was dirty and some of the sections were detached where the glue had failed. The gaps were consolidated and the table cleaned. The polish was then improved upon before being finally wax polished.
The client required a set of replacement feet for a campaign chest. New feet were turned and fitted to the original plates. They were then aged, coloured and polished to match the chest. The client reviewed on google. Ian did a beautiful job. I needed four bun feet for a solid 19th century mahogany campaign […]
This cabinet was built by a local cabinet maker for a client to form a base cabinet for an antique bookcase. It had to be finished to match better the patina and colour of the top cabinet. It was coloured and polished by hand to make a better match with mahogany.
The client brought this in to be recovered but on closer inspection it was found to have crumbled away. It had previously been re-upholstered with the new webbing tacked over the old. The upholstery was old and filthy. It was disposed of and a new frame made up to fit the chair. It was then […]
This rosewood card table had a very worn baize along with missing veneers and mouldings. The old baize had to be removed and then the surface cleaned and prepared for the new baize. To make the cost reasonable the moulding were consolidated along the front edge, the missing veneers were replaced, coloured and polished and […]
This G plan sideboard was damaged when the left hand side stay was dropped too far down and it ripped out of the chipboard substrate and teak veneer. The damaged chipboard area was consolidated and strengthened with the damaged areas of veneer repaired with teak veneer. It was then carefully coloured and finished with a […]
This chair was in poor condition. There was marquetry missing in the top rail and the polish was in need of rejuvenation. It also need the pin cushion seat upholstered. The marquetry was replaced and it was polished before finally being upholstered with a pin cushion seat and piping on the edges.
The chaise was in very poor condition. The frame was falling apart, the cushions were old or missing and the surface finish perished and badly damaged. The old upholstery was removed, the frame was repaired and consolidated, the surface stripped and refinished and then re-upholstered. As it was to be used as an occasional bed […]
This desk had a badly damaged surface with the lacquer having been chipped away. The leather was still in good condition and was to be retained. The legs needed consolidation. The work was carried out to ensure the desk was sound, the handles removed and the old damaged surface stripped. It was then finished by […]
The chair seat had collapsed and after removal of the old upholstery it was found that the frame had extensive woodworm damage and had crumbled away. The old frame was used as a template and a new one made from beech. The legs were reinstated and it was then upholstered ready for a top cover […]
This box had much damage including missing mother of peal inlay, missing veneers, a perished surface finish, old cloth under the base, ripped and missing internal paper, a broken lock and hinges and a missing internal shelf. The surface finish was removed and veneers replaced. The missing parts of the mother of pearl inlay were […]
This involved the repair of the back splat of an Georgian dining chair. Some of the parts had been saved but many other smaller sections were missing and had to be made and integrated into the back splat. They were then carved to match the various profiles and coloured to match.
This is a set of Ercol Quaker style dining chairs from the 1960’s. They were finished in a very dark stain and lacquer which had become damaged over time. They were all stripped and prepared for refinishing. They were then lacquered in a clear lacquer that enhanced the figuring of the wood.
These chairs had greats sentimental value to the client but the upholstery was old and worn and the client required them to be updated. The existing upholstery was removed, the frame stripped and refinished and the chair was then upholstered in white leather with matching piping.
This needlework cabinet had great sentimental value to the client but was in a condition that left it without any attraction in the home. There had been a considerable loss of the crossbanded edging on the lid and it had been painted a dark brown . The cabinet was stripped back to the wood on both […]
This chair had one of it’s leg broken and held together with tape. The old and broken leg was cut off and a new leg turned to match with a dowel integrated into the turning to fix into the front seat rail. The leg was then polished with black shellac to replicate the japanned finish […]
The initial enquiry was to restore a desk that had been kept in a garage for many years and was in very poor condition. It had a very dark finish that made it difficult to see the wood and a damaged, town and marked rexine writing inlay. The desk was stripped and the rexine inlay […]
This chair was in very poor condition and required complete restoration. The old and damaged upholstery was removed and the surface finish stripped. It was then polished and upholstered in leather with studded edges.
A set of balloon back chairs had been left to the client but were in very poor condition. The polish has perished along with the leather upholstery. All the joints were consolidated, the surface stripped and refinished and then the chairs were upholstered in leather with decorative stud edging.
This was collected in parts after being stored for many years. The surface finish was damaged and perished with missing veneers. The chrome fittings were damaged and pitted. Parts had warped and no longer fitted together. The client decided it best to arrange for the fittings to re-chromed and they were removed and taken to […]
This was of sentimental value to the client and had been used for homework during the 1960’s. It had fallen into disrepair and had been missing legs since he knew it. The bureau was stripped of the old surface finish, repairs carried out, new legs fitted and then refinished in a modern lacquer. The transformation was […]
This bureau had sentimental attachment for the clients and they required it to be completely restored. It was in very poor condition and the work included: Stripping away the old perished lacquer finish Replacing missing veneers Replacing worn drawer runners Removal of old plastic ’leather’ on fall and routing out new inset Repair lock Repair […]
Since the 1870’s a manufactured type of caning has been used in seat frames. The cane strips are woven into panels. These panels are soaked and then tampered into a groove in the seat frame. Once damaged they cannot be repaired but will require the old panel to be removed and the groove cleaned out […]
This unusual item was in very poor condition and was falling apart. The wooden frame was in pieces and only held together by the rexine cover. The lock was missing with the lock cavity damaged. The lining had been replaced at some stage with wrapping paper and the rexine cover was ripped, hanging off in […]