OUR SERVICES

We take care of every aspect of your furniture refurbishment: be it restoring it prior to reupholstery.

Restoration

We undertake all types of furniture restoration both Traditional and Modern, specialising in 18th – 19th Century English and European furniture. We have an extensive stock of old salvaged timbers which we use for repairs. For antique furniture conservation we use hide glue in the traditional way.
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Veneering
We cover all aspects of veneering such as: banding, blisters, splits, shrinkage and patches, etc.
Casting
We cover all aspects of casting: Metal Casting i.e. ornamented castors. Wooden Moulding copied; rosettes & finials replicated, etc.
Antiquing
Distressing, aging (from new to look like old) in various materials.
Gilding
Both water and oil gilding undertaken. We have a sample gold & silver leaf chart to match or choose from.

Finishing

We undertake the following wood finishes: French Polishing, Colour Balancing, Ring Marks, Wood Simulation, Spray Lacquering and many other finishes.
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French Polishing

We believe that by using long standing methods, although it is more time consuming, we are able to achieve an authenticated original finish. We professional hand finish using traditional methods by applying shellac using rubbers and mops, allowing time between coats to body up to a full mirror finish if required.

Colour Balancing

We use the minerals and chemicals of the period of the furniture to achieve the desired colour: i.e. Potassium Permanganate & Bichromate of Potash.

Ring Marks

We are frequently called upon to remove white ring marks (Blooming) from top surfaces.

Wood Simulation

We use this skill when asked to put new extensions which have to match the existing wood in the table tops.

Professional Spray Lacquering

For modern furniture we have a spray booth which enables us to spray lacquer a durable finish in different sheens from 5% matt to 90% gloss.

Upholstery

We undertake the following wood finishes: French Polishing, Colour Balancing, Ring Marks, Wood Simulation, Spray Lacquering and many other finishes.
Services
We repair caning and rushing, be it antique or modern. We cane bed headboards and footboards, stools and chairs including bergère suites. We also repair Seagrass and Danish Cord chairs / furniture as well as modern caning: Loom Cane; Machine Cane, Machine-made sheet cane, Sheet Cane and Pre-woven cane.
40-46 Wilcox Road, London SW8 2UX
+44 207 738 8071