Furniture Restorer in Kent
Neil James Wakeling
Restorer of Antique & Contemporary furniture.
I am a traditional craftsman with an extensive variety of skills in antique furniture restoration and conservation. I work from a traditional workshop in the picturesque village of Shoreham near Sevenoaks in Kent and I have over 35 years experience, I am also a fully accredited member of BAFRA.
Over this period I have enjoyed restoring many different types of furniture from a variety of era’s including William and Mary, Georgian, Victorian and Art Deco and up to mid 20th Century.
I offer a complete furniture restoration and conservation service for fine period antiques and contemporary pieces, including the ongoing maintenance of my clients furniture.
Workshop: 01959 523001
Mobile Phone: 07791 236805
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Restoration using Traditional Methods by a Master Craftsman
FINE CABINET WORK
This includes the repair/replacement of damaged or missing components. Repairs to veneered and damaged surfaces using period and appropriate woods, using construction methods suitable for the period of the piece.
The cutting of fine small designs in different veneers, brass cutting in replacing missing pieces as required to match original.
The preservation of existing finishes from different periods, with a consideration for patina and colour. The subtle removal of blemishes, bruises and marks as well as the cleaning and reviving of worn surfaces using traditional materials and methods, together with the restoration of hand painted finishes.
CLOCKS & BAROMETERS
The restoration of clock and barometer cases involves much of the same principles as applied to antique furniture.
I have a comprehensive collection of reference books to ensure designs are sympathetically reproduced.
PICTURE & MIRROR FRAME REPAIRS
The undertaking of frame repairs are competently carried out, including glazing repairs as necessary.
HANDLES, FITTINGS, LOCKS & KEYS
These are items that frequently need attention or replacement. I am able to offer a diverse range of differing materials to suit the repair or replacement as necessary; including wood, bone and ivory substitute.