I have been restoring antique furniture for the past 35 years and have developed the necessary skill sets to bring new life to timeworn or damaged pieces of fine furniture.
Over more recent years I have focused my activities on period furniture, with a special affinity to the Georgian period (1714- 1830). The work of such designers and craftsmen as Thomas Chippendale, George Hepplewhite, Thomas Sheraton and Joseph Adam from this period led to “design movements” which influenced craftsmen both in Europe and North America. Their designs are still reproduced today. This period saw mahogany transcend walnut as the material of choice for fine furniture and the use of veneers also became common.
I cannot claim to have restored any furniture attributed to the “worthies” mentioned above but I have restored numerous pieces that bear their design influence and have taken a great deal of pleasure in bringing a “lackluster” chest of drawers, sideboard, dining table or bookcase back to life and making them presentable for the current owner and hopefully the next generation to use and cherish.