Antique Goncalo Alves davenport

The antique davenport desk was first recorded in the George III period of 1790, in the records of the renowned cabinet maker Gillows of Lancaster it states ‘Captain Davenport desk’. It was built and commissioned for Captain Davenport and was the first example of this type of small Mahogany writing desk called by the captain’s…

Antique oak lowboy

The antique 19th century oak lowboy come in for restoration, the lowboy was constructed from drown oak, unfortunately the top made from two planks of timber had shrunk and split. Their was some loose and missing cross grain mouldings to its edge . Along with quarter sawn crossbanding. The top was removed , this was…

Antique mahogany roll top desk restoration

The roll top desk come in for restoration after being purchased from a local auction house ://www.claydonauctioneers.com/ For my clients home office . The desk would require general restoration with some missing satinwood crossbanding veneers missing around the carcass , some minor veneer repairs. Inside the tambour unit it contains some pigeon hole draws and…

Antique Walnut bracket clock restoration

The small walnut bracket clock was damaged through a house fire, the case was badly damaged from the heat causing the veneers to burn and crack. Along with the glass to crack . The small brass movement with its porcelain dial was also damaged and would require attention. The case had the 18th century movement…

19th century camphor chest restoration

The camphor chest come in for some restoration, the peace of furniture has been passed down through the family for a previous generation. The peace of furniture was in a general good condition, the furniture was mainly dirty with a few water and ring marks to the surface. My biggest amount of work to do…

1780 wagstaff mahogany London long case clock

The long case clock come in for restoration recently after being purchased from a auction house by it owner. The London mahogany case come to me to be fully restored, the case would need some veneer chips around the case. The hood would take much of my time to repair, with the door being badly…

17th century walnut bureau

This William and Mary walnut bureau dating from around 1680 come in for restoration, after the family had inherited through the family. The bureau was measuring only 2ft 6 inches wide had dried out causing some veneers to blister and crack in places , the mouldings made from cross grain timber had in places dried…

Georgian Mahogany urns on pedestals

The mahogany urns come in for restoration with the pedestals which were slightly later than the urns. The pedestals has broken mouldings around the carcass and veneer damage to the bases . Unfortunately the base had been badly repaired in the past and are leaning forward. The feet would need to be removed and new…

Restoration of a Gillows imperial dining table

The dining table with 3 original leaves come to me needing restoration after many years of usage in a family. Much of the original finish to the top had worn away and was back down to the timber. This was down to general usage and years of cleaning with damp cloths . Around the table…

Victorian walnut card table restoration

  This card table come in for restoration after being purchased through a local auction room, by the client. The table was in a reasonable condition for its age. The top was a book matched veneered top in four sections with inlays to the corners and a boxwood line around the outside . The base…

Mahogany London long case clock restoration

The longcase clock made In 1760 by a Robert Howard with a brass dial come in for restoration recently, the longcase clock was in a tired condition . The case had extra moulding added to the base and the wrong style of plinth. The long case it’s self was dirty and with some damage to…

Antique Victorian card table restoration.

Daniel chapman antique furniture restoration website The antique card table come in for restoration , the top was badly damaged and would require it to be re veneered . The base was on a pedestal with carved scroll legs and would require it to be cleaned and French polished only. The first job was to…

Antique mahogany Chippendale linen press

This lovely Georgian mahogany linen press come in for restoration recently, the press was in a reasonable condition with it being in a lovely dry condition and most likely never to have been repolished before . The carcass would require some repairs to the dental moulding. With new moulding being made and to be coloured…

Antique French rosewood 19th century chiffonier

Website antique furniture restoration The chiffonier come in for restoration, the carcass needing attention to damage to carcass with missing veneers around the base the draws had missing mouldings and damage to the doors. The polished top had broken down in places with old dirt and some water marks to the top. Once the repairs…

Antique mahogany George III bureau restoration

The small proportion mahogany Georgian bureau come in for restoration, after some years of neglect , the bureau was suffering from damage to draw runners, cockbeading around the draws , broken mouldings around the bureau fall and having some Edwardian plate handles fitted to the draw fronts rather than having the period swan neck handles….

Antique mahogany Sheraton serpentine sideboard

Antique furniture restoration website Facebook Daniel chapman antique furniture restoration This lovely six foot serpentine sideboard come in for some restoration , the furniture come in for a general clean and some restoration. The being veneered in mahogany figured Timber and along the draws was in good colour and the patina was lovely apart from…

Antique 19th century satinwood birch chest of draws restoration

  The satinwood chest of draws come in for restoration recently, the chest of draws had its side mouldings missing  to both sides of the carcass and with some damage to the mouldings around the edge as well The carcass had dried out ,causing the draw runners to become loose and the rails, this pushed…

Antique mahogany 19 century military campaign chest of draws

Daniel chapman antique furniture restoration The antique mahogany campaign style chest of draws had come in for restoration recently. After being passed down through the private clients family . The military chest of draws had been repaired in the past by someone   Else . The had used filler to repair  were wood had chipped…

Georgian mahagony serpentine sideboard restoration 

The Georgian sideboard recently come in for restoration ,the serpentine 5 ft sideboard was in a reasonable condition for its age and been restored in the last 50 years . The condition of the surface was good with only a build up of dirt and crime . Underneath the finish was fine and will only…