|Instrument maker and furniture restorer|
Quality Restoration & Bespoke Handmade Furniture.|
Based in the Cambridgeshire Fens, I design & make furniture to your specification and I am skilled in the restoration of antique furniture.
As well as all the traditional furniture making skills I can provide veneering, marquetry, woodturning and carving to a high standard. I am an experienced French Polisher and a maker and supplier of fitted furniture.
I also make Autoharps, Hammered Dulcimers and Banjos. Use the links below to view examples of my work.
Amercian Walnut Collectors Cabinet
Size: 26'' x 14 1/4'' x11 1/4''
The upper 4 drawer section is a piece from the 1920s with a locking feature housed in the L/H side of the carcase which when the key is turned in the second drawer locks all 4 drawers together. The drawer sides & bottoms are made of American poplar dovetailed together. The design of the drawer runners & the style of the original brass plate handles are taken from the early 18th century.
The lower 3 drawer base section i've made to match in re-claimed timber of the same species. All drawers have been lined out in top quility green baize at the clients request as she will be using it as a sewing cabinet.
The handles have been copied to match by Marshall Brass of Foulsham Norfolk.
18th century oak corner cupboard
Below is a restored 18th century oak corner cupboard with later carving. This item was completly restored. When it arrived at my workshop it was tied up with string and a box full of bits which had parted company with the main structure. It was missing the plinth and part of the cornice. (First 2 pictures)
Also a Bureau and a dresser (last 2 pictures)
A restored Regency Coromandel wood & Satinwood Bonheur du jour.
Most of the inlaid brass has been out of the cabinet & re-laid. There were several pieces missing which have been replaced. The internal sliding writing surface was sticking, this was taken out of the carcase by removing the back, easing & cleaning the slides & re-assembling it. The main drawer has had work carried out to repair the splits in the Oak drawer bottom. All the brass has been cleaned & laquered. All of the polish work also cleaned & waxed.
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