Furniture Restoration

We specialise in the repair and restoration of antique and wooden furniture. We undertake a variety of repairs, from simple renovation and re-polishing to the replacement of missing veneer and parts, including turned parts. In the worst cases we undertake total dismantling, reconstruction and restoration. We can work with most kinds of period furniture using traditional techniques, matching old timber and conserving as much of the original as possible within the limits of structural integrity. We also replace desk, box leathers and bookshelf edging from a full range of colours and tooling and can replace baize table tops.

Although we are based in East Sussex we are often able to make an initial assessment of necessary repairs from digital photographs emailed to us. We accept furniture from other parts of the UK for restoration and return. Please contact us for further information or a quotation.

We are happy to quote for the renovation of furniture and woodwork damaged by accident or fire for the purpose of insurance claims and to carry out the necessary work on acceptance.

We can also restore faded or damaged architectural woodwork or replace missing parts, including church work.

With the benefit of the experience of Victor Potter, who is also an accomplished musician, our work now includes the repair or restoration of early keyboard instruments including harpsichords, clavichords, spinets, virginals and square pianos.

Here are some examples of our work.

An eighteenth century tallboy with brushing slide which we restored from a totally distressed condition having been previously stored in a shed.

and a French Boule table which took hours of painstaking work.
A restored and repolished oak gateleg table - one gate substantially renovated.
A quality Edwardian reproduction Elizabethan style Court Cabinet in solid oak.
Partially dismantled, missing parts replaced, re-assembled, coloured and waxed.
A revived and repolished period side table
A restored Victorian Writing Table with new tooled leather top
Completed repairs to the soundboard of a John Feldberg double harpsichord
including general overhaul and adjustments
Restoration of Philip Lancashire Virginals including complete dismantling,
repairs to soundboard and jacks, restringing, supplying new lid and music desk
and refinishing. (Work in progress).

We are privileged to have in hand the complete restoration of an almost complete Thomas Tomkison Square Piano c. 1821 and an Alexandre Harmonium which requires
repairs to the bellows and stop action.

This Edwardian chair was completely dismantled, the frame strengthened and the chair reupholstered in traditional style.

This Georgian letterbox was considerably distressed when it came into the workshop. It was dismantled and re-assembled with missing parts and cladding replaced and repolished. Fortunately the image was intact and undamaged.

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