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…

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…

Antique George lll mahogany chest on chest restoration 

The antique Georgian mahogany chest on chest come in for restoration from a private client who bought it privately recently. The chest on chest was in a fair condition considering it was dated from around 1740 . The chest was constructed from solid mahogany from Cuba  on the carcass side , mouldings and draw fronts….