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hand French polishing a Georgian pollard oak writing table by Gillows


The workshop is where all aspects of restoration work takes place from brass inlay, wood carving, gilding, marquetry inlay, hand polishing and boulle work.
With over 45 years of expertise using traditional techniques we  source the correct materials for each job.

We source and restore our items for their quality and beauty. Each item is looked at individually and the process of restoration is undertaken. View our videos to see some short films of restoration projects.

Carefully removing years of dirt and gold paint to reveal the original gilding

Part of the process of French polishing called bodying up

Revealing life behind years of neglect and tarnishing on a boulle table

Making moulding for a coromandel table 

French polishing a rosewood breakfast table

Using an original Regency lock and replicating it for a bracket clock

Carving a new piece of mahogany on to a chest of drawers foot

Planing veneers on a curved platform base

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