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…

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…

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…

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 mahogany Georgian chest of draws restoration

Facebook Daniel Chapman furniture restoration Google+Daniel Chapman antique furniture restoration Email @ d.chapman.restoration@hotmail.co.uk Workshop telephone 07814520970 Restoration of Georgian antique furniture  Throughout the year I will often restorer chest of draws for private and trade customers. A good quality chest will give you plenty of storage as well as a decorative peace of furniture and…