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 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…

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…