Antique & Period
Fine Furniture Restoration
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P. Davies Antique & Fine Furniture Restoration
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P. Davies Restoration is one of the UK's longest established furniture restoration & upholstery company's, and we pride ourselves in having built up an extensive following of satisfied clients and a reputation for quality and service that is second to none.
With over 115 years of combined craftsmanship and experience in furniture restoration, we are proud to offer workmanship of an exceptionally high standard. We offer comprehensive restoration services and extensive client consultation during the restoration process.
As well as furniture restoration and re-upholstery we also specialise in the renovation of antiques.
We work with many clients on furniture that holds a sentimental value from any era –
preserving cherished furniture as heirlooms for generations to come.
Many P. Davies Restoration clients have inherited family heirlooms and would like to preserve them for future generations. We are happy to offer a free consultation on appropriate restoration for your pieces.
Whether it’s restoring a loved piece to its former glory or updating a piece to reach the desired outcome for all your pieces.
We work closely with our clients to develop a plan and quote for restoration. For some clients this will mean planning period renovation or conservation, preserving the historical integrity of the original. For other clients, this will mean designing a finish or colour scheme to update a piece for a contemporary context.
Unlike the modern contemporary furniture of today, much of the antique furniture available in bygone times was built to last especially as buying furniture for many was far too expensive so the pieces that were made then were made to last for many decades if not hundreds of years. We firmly believe that furniture that has been used for generations with or without structural problems is worth refurbishing to achieve a new lease of life. And even those that may take a bit more time and money to restore are worth the effort.
Our Craftsmen and Craftswomen are time served, certified and fully insured.
Antique, Period, Furniture Restoration.
Veneer repairs – blisters, splits and shrinkage, Removing ring marks from surfaces, Repairing carved mouldings, Re-Canning (pre-woven only)
Upholstery frame repairs, Restoring Finishes, French Polishing, Antique and modern lacquer finishes, Oiled finishes, Wax finishes
Gilt finishes, Paint Finishes, antique repair & restoration, cabinet making, cabinet repairs, woodturning, veneering and inlay, brass fittings
desk leather inlay, carving, grandfather clocks, grandfather clock repairs and so much more.
Quality Repairs & Restoration
on all your antique and period pieces.
Veneer repairs – blisters, splits and shrinkage
Removing ring marks from surfaces
Repairing carved mouldings
Re-Canning (pre woven only)
Upholstery frame repairs
Antique and modern lacquer finishes
and so much more
JUST A FEW OF MANY TESTIMONIALS
Mr A Donlan
Here we have Mr Donlan with a restored box which was in desperate need of some TLC. We stripped it back, trying to keep some of the provenance and history by not completely removing some scratches and work marks. It was then stained and sealed before receiving a wonderful Jacobean Finish.
Another happy customer.
Customer Number 1494
Our client Dr Webster had suffered a terrible flood which came through the ceiling and damaged all her antique Scandinavian dining furniture. After a great deal of hard work and patience, the result is stunning. Another delighted customer.
02 Jun 2020
Great restoration and French polish
Paul French polished the top of my mahogany cocktail cabinet which was scratched and water marked. He collected the top, kept me well informed of progress, did a great job and delivered it back to me. I felt his price was fair and was very satisfied with the result. I would definitely recommend.
Business Response 02 Jun 2020
Thank you Kate for a lovely review. You are more than welcome. Paul.
19 May 2020
What an amazing place and experience we had! It was absolutely pleasure to deal with Paul regarding our wooden coffee table. He is very polite, reliable and experienced in this field. Now our coffee table looks like brand new and has no white/ heat marks at all. We are very grateful for your help and time. Highly recommend this place and we will be back in the future :)
Wednesday 29th Jan 2020
FRIENDLY, EXPERT ADVICE AND SERVICE! Paul came out to our house to restore an Edwardian Oak table we purchased that was in desperate need of some TLC. We sent some photos initially, and he paid us a visit to assess the work that needed to be carried out and gave us a quote which was very reasonable for his level of expertise and the time he actually spent on the piece. We are very happy with the result and he was very accommodating with appointment times and days to fit in with us. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone and i will definitely call on his services again if i have any other furniture that needs attention! Thanks again Paul.
Anna and Sam. Hoghton. Preston.
Saturday 11th Jan 2020
PIANO BUFFERING Paul came round to look at a very small area of damage caused by a single drop of superglue to the lid of my high gloss black piano. This was made worse by attempting to remove it with a scourer, which resulted a few light scratches to the surface & dulled the French polish. With time & expertise, Paul artistically used some very gentle techniques to remove the remainder of the glue & fill in a miniscule indent to achieve a smooth finish. It was quite a technical task as superglue is a corrosive substance, however with Paul's patient perseverance the scratches became barely noticeable. He advised me to keep up with using a good quality wax polish, which I have been doing & the appearance continues to improve with each & every polish.
Thank you Paul for a fantastic service :)
HIGHLY DELIGHTED! Paul restored an old badly stained wooden machinists toolbox to its former glory.
There was a quick response to my request and I was kept informed ( with pictures) of the progress of the item. Very pleased with the end result. My son, who I gave it to, was ' over the moon' as it had belonged to his father.Would highly recommend P. Davies &
21 Aug 2019
I had an old writing bureau restored. Very pleased with the result. Great service from Paul who kept me fully informed of progress during restoration - sending photos & checking I agreed with his decisions.
Estimate of cost and time very accurate.
Excellent service. Would use again. AH Preston
19 Sep 2019
Great service -Thank you!
I was impressed with the service. Paul replied quickly and came over to help out when I needed a table refurbishing. The work was done to a high standard and I will definitely use them again.
Business Response 19 Sep 2019
16 Jul 2019
Highly Recommended, First class service
Had scorch marks on my Indian Rosewood table. Rang Paul after work this evening he came around within an hour. Performed his magic and the marks disappeared. He’s so passionate about his work really loves his craft. Waxed my table and now it looks better than the day I bought it. Great bloke very reasonable rates and a first class job. Would highly recommend to family, friends and anyone that will listen!! Stewart Preston
Thank you Kieran for the brilliant work re-polishing our Georgian dining table and chairs. I just love the way you maintained the patina and character as promised. You are a marvel. Joan Conte. Stoke. 5/7/2019 Joan Conte
Absolutely love the work you have done repairing a very tired Victorian dressing table. It truly looks fantastic. How you managed to repair a leg that had been severely chewed by our dog I have no idea. Thank you so much.
Germane Bruce 8 days ago
First class quality service thank you so very much. Highly recommended.
Diane Major. Hyde. Greater Manchester. May 18th 2019
Diane Major 8 days ago
Wonderful craftsmanship. Pure Magic. Thank you for restoring my piece of fine antique furniture it looks and feels so amazing. Charles. 11/04/2019.Charles 8 days ago
Here’s just a tiny taste of what we’ve been working on