Furniture Restoration

Restoration of French SecretaireRestoration of French Secretaire

Derek provides a full furniture restoration service of both antique and contemporary furniture to include cabinet work; veneering; inlay work; carving and turning; laying leather and baize; making replacement parts; dismantling and erecting furniture; French polishing and wax finishes; colour matching; repairing locks and making keys. 

Common problems are broken chair and table legs; loose and missing veneers; fading and discolouration; scratches and dents to polished surfaces; broken metalwork and woodworm damage.

Before and after Restoration of French Secretaire

Damage Repair

Table water damage repair   Table water damage repair

Noble Restoration offers a full damage repair service. Typical damage includes water marks; ring marks and stains; burns; scratches; crushed corners; dents; knocks; gouges; packaging impression marks and breakages. He additionally carries out after-care services such as furniture maintenance, cleaning and waxing.

Before and after Restoration of Table with water damage

Objets d'art

Before and after Restoration of Ivory FigurineBefore and after Restoration of Ivory Figurine

Derek restores a wide variety of objects made up of the following materials: bronze; pewter; spelter; lead; copper; brass; marble; stone; terracotta; china; 

He also replaces decorative mouldings to mirror frames and gilding. Work can also be carried out on antique and contemporary objects including ivory figurines, ceramics, busts, bronze and spelter figures, mirrors, glass, chandeliers, sporrans and objects of vertu;
tortoiseshell; mother-of-pearl; ivory; bone and metal work.

Before and after Restoration of Ivory Figurine

Interior Woodwork

Derek has been involved in a number of period property renovations. He has carried out sourcing, restoring and replacing where necessary interior woodwork, applying polish and wax finishes and colour matching new wood to old. This includes work on staircases and handrails, wooden panelling, fire surrounds, doors and window frames. The renewal and renovation of door furniture, metal work, catches, locks, keys and escutcheons is also a service provided.

Sourcing Furniture & Objects

We regularly source as well as restore/repair period furniture and objects for clients in the UK and France. Please contact us if you have a particular project in mind.

Below are examples of some of the items we have sourced and are selling/have sold through our sister site Pyrontique.

  French Bridge Chairs  French Mirrors    French Oil Lamp    French Washstand   French Chest of Drawers