Antique Furniture Repairs and Restoration Gallery

Clients furniture I have restored over the past five to ten years.


Antique Furniture repairs

Mahogany Dining Table

Antique Furniture repairs

Victorian Chest of Drawers

Antique Furniture repairs

Leather Top Drum Table

Antique Furniture repairs

Detail of Marquetry on a small occasional table

Antique table restored

Burr Walnut Tea Table

Antique Writing Desk

Georgian Architects Desk

Antique Chest

Mahogany and Ebonised Wine Cooler

Antique Bureau

Georgian Mahogany Bureau

Before and After

Here are some examples of furniture before and after restoration.

Antique restoration

As it arrived..

A chest of drawers missing mouldings and feet, with mismatched knobs.

before and after restoration

The Top…

The top split in two places , with the mouldings loose or missing.

The Restored Chest of Drawers

Mouldings  all replaces, matching new knobs turned and coloured and polished.

round leather topped table

The Restored Top

Glued and repolished, and reviving its true beauty.

Antique Table with a Missing Leaf

Here are a few photographs to give you an idea of the restoration process..

Antique restoration

The Frame

Coopered frame, glued and cramped

before and after restoration

Frame reconstruction

Framework glued to the end leaf.

before and after restoration

New Leaf

Timber purchased and ready to be glued.

before and after restoration

New leaf cramped

Joints shot and glued and cramped overnight.

Antique restoration

Checking the fit…

Leaf has been planed and sanded, mouldings to be worked.

before and after restoration

In place..

New leaf with first moulding shaped.

before and after restoration

Coloured to compliment..

Coloured to compliment the existing table and showing the original board as a comparison.

before and after restoration

The finished leaf

The new leaf has been carefully created to replicate the original.

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