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…

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…

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 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 George II walnut kneehole desk 

The antique walnut desk dating from around 1730 come in for some restoration, the desk was owened by a private client and was requiring some restoration to the desk . The desk needed some attention to missing and loose veneers around the carcass, the draws had some cockbeading broken and missing around the draw fronts…