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July 8th, 2020 | Antique Furniture, Testimonials | Comments Off on Restoration of Grandfather Clock

Restoration of Grandfather Clock

The restoration is a class in craftsmanship, the work involved correction to the veneers; warping, and splittings to its case, with a final gloss finish. I chose to have it repaired for my daughter’s birthday, this year, it will be an emotional moment to hear it chime after 55 years; a disturbing...

Windsor Chairs

I cannot explain how utterly delighted I am with my fabulous refurbished chairs, you have done an amazing job, the repairs are bearly noticeable. Although I am not materialistic, these chairs are very sentimental to me. They were from my late beloved grandmother’s parents home. She could never remember not...

Spinning Wheel

“I took the spinning wheel from my great grandfather’s Irish home to Mike full of dust and in pieces (several broken) a few months ago to see what he could do with it. I wasn’t even sure we had all the parts anymore and it was Mike’s first ever spinning...

Antique Wooden Desk

“Unfortunately the leg of a family antique wooden desk was snapped off when bringing our furniture over with us when we immigrated to the UK. Mike did a fantastic job of repairing it. You could not even see that there had been any damage at all. He also helped with...

Writing Desk

“This much loved writing desk from the Biedermeier period was recently given to me following a family bereavement. Sadly it was in shocking condition, having for many years been moved around the world,  as well as enduring many years in a poor storage facility.  It was in such a sorry...

Victorian Dining Table

“Mike restored our Victorian dining table which was much-used and in need of serious and sympathetic care.  He is a superb craftsman, replacing small missing pieces, rematching faded colours and bringing the shine back to dull surfaces. We now have a beautiful piece of furniture which still looks its age, but...

Georgian Tambour Front Commode

This Georgian, mahogany, tambour front  commode was brought to the workshop in pieces. Every part of the piece was broken and the canvas supporting the tambour door was also damaged. Mike has carefully restored the commode by repairing the wood, reconstructing the piece and French polishing it.

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