Tel. Ian Marshall 01208 871444 Email email@example.com
9A4 Restormel Industrial Estate Lostwithiel Cornwall PL22 0HG
22nd Dec. 2012 FLOODS LOSTWITHIEL Lostwithiel has been hit by floods as the
river is running very fast and high. For flood damaged furniture that needs restoring
or repolishing please ring 01208 871444. I shall be around right up to christmas
Restorer and French polisher of old and new pieces, cabinet making veneering inlay French polishing, chair caning, upholstery and many other associated repair services. Also known as riverside restorations. Fire and flood restoration to antiques and insurance work regularly undertaken. Onsite repairing and polishing service can be undertaken on those larger items such as large antique bookcases, doors, staircases and balustrades, skirting and panelling. Collection and delivery service of your antique furniture can be arranged throughout the UK. Based in Lostwithiel Cornwall which is in the south west of England and with 35years experience in furniture repairs and polishing. Restoration regularly carried out in Fowey, St Austell, Truro, Bodmin, Liskeard and Wadebridge.
Many customers have accidental damage cover for furniture and contents. Insurance assessments quotes and reports are regularly carried out.
2012 has continued the demand for 20th century furniture needing restoration particularly
that which was made in the 50s through to the 70s, Nathan, Ducal G Plan and Strongbow.
The requirement is more in the realm of re-
Work in commercial premises.
Cornwall furniture restoration also known as Riverside Antiques and restorations is also able to carry out a furniture repairs and refurbishment service to hotels, retirement homes, offices and reception areas. For all your restoration and polishing requirements please do not hesitate to contact us at the above addresses. Please contact us. You are invited to browse our site pages which can be accessed from the grey link buttons above. If you are an existing customer thank you for coming back or if you found us through Google thanks for dropping by.
We have had a busy month with various requests for furniture to be restored. Dining tables and general 20th century furniture is coming through the workshop with more regularity.
If you have items that you are concerned about, I can make a visit and carry out repair inspections by appointment.
The first 4 weeks of 2011 have been extremely busy due to the damage caused to antique and modern furniture by burst pipes and flooding. Many pieces were written off by insurers, but a lot has been saved, bringing many items back to its former glory . If you have any flood or water damaged items in need of repair or restoration then please give me a call on 01208 871444, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
mahogany display corner cabinet
This Victorian walnut writing slope has been completely restored including replacement leather
18th November 2011. In my opinion no! The cost of purchasing such items has come
down drastically over the last 3 years and it is now a buyers market. Ten years ago
the cost of a typical late eighteenth century furniture bow fronted chest of drawers
in restored condition was around £750. That same piece would cost around the same
price, if not a little less. Similarly a good Georgian mahogany bureau in need of
some restoration would cost about £1200 ten years ago in auction. That same antique
bureau could probably be purchased for around £400-
Repairs and polishing to an eighteenth century mahogany bureau
Rightmove Lostwithiel A small friendly professional removal company with 20 years experience, providing quality removals locally ,nationwide and to France. All packing materials , packing service and secure storage are available and quotes are provided without obligation ( removals into Cornwall from out of county gladly welcomed). Phone Steve on 01208 872441 and mobile 07974 180041 or visit his website at Lostwithiel Removals
Restoration and polishing carried out on a good quality early nineteenth century
mahogany Canterbury. There were two pieces of beading missing, some loose casters
and a few breaks and loose joints. One of the drawer knobs was also damaged and had
to be re-
This pitch pine pew had spent some time outdoors where it had dried out and bleached in the sun. After restoration of the timber, and repairing all the joints, the painted surface had to be stripped prior to wax polishing.
I have been involved in repairs and polishing of antique furniture in Cornwall for the past 35 years and have restored items from the early 17th century through to the 21st century. The restoration involves hard, physical work. Job satisfaction in my opinion only comes at the end of a project when the restorer casts his eye over the antique item and is satisfied that all the necessary repairs and French polishing undertaken have brought the item of antique furniture up to a level that is both practically and visually pleasing.
I will fully discuss all aspects of repair and restoration with you and special care will be taken with collection and delivery of the item. Collection and delivery of the item can be arranged not only in Cornwall but throughout the UK if required.
Normally it is better and easier for antique furniture restoration to be carried out at our workshop in Cornwall. There are many reasons for this and include accessibility to all the restorers tools and clamps etc, all his polishes an tints and the use of a sturdy bench and vice. Also drying times for certain glues can be up to 48 hours. French Polishing normally results in many coats being applied to the item over a period of many days. Quite often it is necessary to repair onsite in Cornwall with larger or fixed items. Whenever Cornwall furniture restoration are asked to work onsite we endeavor to keep the area as clean and tidy as possible and to cause as little disruption as is necessary.
This upright modern Broadwood piano had suffered severe damage along the front edge caused by the piano being moved through a doorway. The scratches and dents had to be sanded out and then each area was carefully stained and tinted in to match the surrounding area which was a little difficult because the piano was next to a very large window.
This very pretty country chair was brought into me to have some major repairs done on the arm and back. It has had some drastic repairs carried out some time ago. The furniture restoration was somewhat clumsily done, although the break was severe and drastic, measures had to be taken to strengthen the joint. To see the finished result please scroll down the french polishing page.
16th April 2012 It has been a very busy year this last 12 months .So much so that I suffered a bout of burnout during August and September 2011. I got involved in a large project near Falmouth that involved working 80 hour weeks. The summer came and went without me noticing it which peeved me a little. Was hoping to get on the beach. The winter brought its usual toll of damaged items from burst pipes. Feeling in need of a break. I love working on good furniture though. Ercol is coming through the doors more regularly now. Thanks for listening.
5th April 2011 Stripping and repolishing an oak trestle dining table and an oak sideboard
26th March 2011 Repairs to mahogany envelope table and 1950s desk
20th March 2011 Restoration of late regency rosewood cardtable and early nineteenth century bow front chest
6th March 2011 Carrying out work on an early victorian rosewood card table. The top has been badly bleached in sunlight
10th Feb 2011. Working on a mahogany china display cabinet that has been damaged in recent floods
This table is quite large in size. It had the top covered with a sheet of plain glass which had allowed liquids to creep under the edges and stain the table top. Also the top had started to shrink and crack and black mould was residing in the crevices. The top had to be removed and dismantled so that the boards could be planed, glued and cramped. The top was then sanded down prior to refinishing.
Cornwall Furniture Restoration is based in the southwest of England and although we principally operate in the southwest we are able to collect and deliver anywhere in the UK if required.
These good quality mahogany cabinet have been completely restored allowing the drawers to be used for display purposes.
Cornwall Furniture Restoration tel. 01208 871444
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This beautiful Victorian burr walnut veneered card table had sustained water damage along the front edges and sides. One of the legs was also loose. After restoration was carried out the base was repolished with shellac and the whole table was waxed.
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We are now able to undertake items of furniture for recaning in Cornwall. This unusual chair had to be restored prior to reseating